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Clarence House

St. James's Palace, London SW1A 2WH, England
+44 303 123 7300
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Clarence House is one of the last remaining aristocratic townhouses in London and is the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. For a limited time in the summer, Clarence House is open to the public who are able to visit the five rooms on the ground floor where official engagements are undertaken by Their Royal Highnesses.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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St. James's Palace, London SW1A 2WH, England
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+44 303 123 7300
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

For some reason, we had a really hard time finding Clarence House. We wound up walking way out of our way, asking several different people, and arriving about 4 minutes late for our assigned tour. As a result, we were not allowed to catch up...More

2  Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

In the 21st century, that's its claim to fame (and of course that Princess Diana lived here too). We were on tour of the changing if the guard and admired it from the outside. It's more of a place to note from the outside while...More

1  Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Highgrove Shop Christmas shopping day, (my second visit) Great fun to sip a glass of champagne and meander through The Prince of Wales' morning room, library and dining room while selecting gifts for friends and family. Charming family rooms exhibit a...More

Thank tessie1
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is something very nice to do only available in August. Very organized with time slots and the gathering to make sure everyone proceeds exactly on time as scheduled. The guide we had was very charming, personal but professional, and the Tour takes about 45...More

Thank K1W1China
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Another Iconic Landmark. St James's Palace. Was the Residence of The Late Princess of Wales . Lady Diana for a while. Given to her by the Late Queen Mother. Now the home of the future King, Charles.!! It's only open to the public in August...More

1  Thank jonsplace01
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Prince Charles and Camilla's official residence in London and full of family photos. Short tour round, approx 45 mins. You visit rooms on the ground floor only. Seemingly each guide does a slightly different tour as each has their own interests in each room. You...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I think many people walk past this building on the Mall to Buckingham Palace and don't realise it is a royal residence. I booked a tour via Artfund and went in August, which is the only time it is open to the public. The tour...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Clarence house is well worth visiting (only being open for 1 month of the year – in August), although unfortunately I didn’t’ feel particularly warmly treated/welcomed as a visitor. The visitors entrance is poorly signposted, being on the Mall, whereupon I was quite sharply accosted...More

1  Thank Airlineconsultant
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

An interesting house. Not many(5) rooms to see so didn't take long to see. Very hot when we went and had to stand for 10 minutes or so in strong sunlight to hear the intro from guide. Might like to take a hat on hot...More

1  Thank drillie
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Open only in August, a visit to Clarence House gives one an intimate look into a charming place that still holds memories of the Queen Mum, where she lives when her daughter ascended to the throne. Now the home of Charles and Camilla, you see...More

1  Thank stewtick
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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29 June 2017|
Response from psychprofessor | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
Whitney G
27 February 2017|
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Response from cgmoo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Clarence House offer a guided tour which lasts approx 45 mins, i guess if you ask more questions it may last a bit longer, but the talk that they give is very good and I think answers most of your questions before you... More