Prince Henry's Room
Prince Henry's Room
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The area
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Temple • 5 min walk
  • Chancery Lane • 7 min walk
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ShaunH290
London, UK2,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The City of London Corporation leases the building to the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia (Spain), which has decided to open the first floor room for Open House 2023 (and other special events). 17 Fleet Street is Grade II listed, and is one of the few buildings to have survived the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The facade on Fleet Street is from the Tudor/Stuart times, but the room itself is devoted to Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, KG (19 February 1594 – 6 November 1612), the eldest son and heir apparent of James VI and I, King of England and Scotland and his wife, Anne of Denmark. He died before his father so his younger brother Charles succeeded him as heir apparent to the English, Irish, and Scottish thrones, becoming Charles I.

The Jacobian ceiling, with PH initials and three feathers, the panelled wall and the lovely stained glass, make it well worth the visit!
Written 8 September 2023
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Prince Henry's Room is situated on the first floor at the front of No. 17 Fleet Street, London. The house is one of the few surviving buildings in the City of London dating from before the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is a Grade II Listed Building.

The building was a Tavern called the Prince's Arms from 1610 until being renamed in the mid-17th Century to the Fountain Inn. Currently, the building is owned and maintained by the City of London Corporation and is only viewable when special events are held there. The City of London Corporation has recently completed a consultation with interested parties regarding the room's usage.

I think it should be reopened as the Fountain Inn, or the Prince's Arms!
Written 8 September 2019
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,938 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I have passed this building on many occasions when visiting London and often wondered what it was. Very disappointing to note that it is closed to the public but can be viewed from outside.
It is one of the few buildings to survive the fire of London.
Written 23 October 2017
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KAW687
London, UK1,946 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Had an interesting visit here some years ago when there was an exhibition on Samuel Pepys, so was very sorry to see that it has been made into offices with no public access. It is a nice building from the outside and a rarity in London being pre Great Fire.
Written 29 November 2016
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travelyear
Keilor East, Australia26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
I have known about prince Henrys Room, which is in the Fleet St at the start of Inner Temple for many many years, and often had it on my list to see when in London. It took a couple of attempts to find and often I simply ran out of time to make a visit. The site features in travel press and this visit to London I had a copy of an article that gave details of exactly where and where to go and where to go afterwards for a refreshment.

Presently in London for a couple of weeks and saw from the bus going to St Pauls a small sign saying "Prince Henry Room" so made a special trip the next day to see.

Went in the doorway and got up the first two steps of the stairs to the first floor, the room overlooks the busy Fleet St, a nice lady asked "are you trying to get to Prince Henry room because its been closed for nine years".

Unbelievable
Written 10 September 2015
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Jimimk
bolton43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Sorry, but this venue is closed to the public and now seems to be an office. Went July 2015 and was disappointed. You can still photograph the upper window from the opposite side of the road.
Written 31 July 2015
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