Spencer House is closed
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Spencer House is closed and there will be no Sunday Tours until April 2021. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to reopening next Spring.
Spencer House is closed In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Spencer House is closed and there will be no Sunday Tours until April 2021. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to reopening next Spring. For more information
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House:

‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.
In 1772 the celebrated writer, Arthur Young, said of Spencer House: ‘I know not a more beautiful piece of architecture… All in richness, elegance, and taste, superior to any house I have seen’.

Spencer House is London’s most magnificent
eighteenth-century aristocratic palace

Built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) it is London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century town house.

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Behind the scenes at Spencer House

Every year, all the carpets in Spencer House are rotated 180 degrees to even out the areas that receive the most wear. This can be particularly challenging when the carpet is as large as that in the Great Room! This magnificent Turkish carpet is over ten metres long by five metres wide. It replicates a 17th century Mughal design but was specially made in the 1990s to fit the Great Room’s impressive dimensions. Once the carpet has been turned, the trickiest part of the process is teasing out all of the creases and bumps until the vast expanse of carpet lies flat.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Spencer House soon.