Frequently Asked Questions


We are open every Sunday except in August. Tours run regularly from 10.30am to 4pm. Availability and tickets can be viewed here.

Group tours are available by prior arrangement on Monday mornings, for a minimum of 15 people or the equivalent charge. Special access tours are available at other times, dependent on events taking place in the house. Group tour information can be found here.

Monday morning group tour tickets are the same cost per person as our Sunday opening; Adults £18.50 and Concessions £15.50. Special access tours can be arranged at an additional charge, please contact us for details.

We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Availability and tickets can be viewed here. It is possible to purchase tickets on the day from the front desk, but these are on a first come, first served basis.

If you are just running late on the day, we can usually put you on the next available tour. If you are unable to make your chosen date, we can rearrange your booking for a future visit.

A tour of the house takes around an hour. From April to October, weather permitting, the garden tour follows the house tour and takes around 15 minutes.

No, access to Spencer House is by guided tour only.

We don’t recommend bringing young children to Spencer House, although this is at your own discretion. If children are disruptive on a tour your guide may ask you to take them back to the Entrance Hall. Pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms.

Large bags, back packs, luggage, and umbrellas are not allowed in the State Rooms but may be checked into the complimentary cloakroom and reclaimed at the end of your visit. Small handbags may be carried. We operate a bag search policy on entry to Spencer House.

Many of our collection items are subject to loan agreements that preclude photography. Your guide will let you know which rooms you may take photos in.

Spencer House is an accessible venue. We have wheelchair ramps, a lift, and an accessible toilet. There are seats in some rooms for people to take rests during tours. Please contact us ahead of your visit if you have further accessibility questions.

No but Spencer House guidebooks are available to buy in the Entrance Hall.

No but there are restaurants and cafes nearby on Piccadilly or St James’s Street.

No food or drink may be brought into the State Rooms.

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