Spencer House

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Spencer House
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Historiske steder • Arkitektoniske bygninger
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John
Northamptonshire, UK3 bidrag
Perfect London Activity
sep. 2021
We had the most lovely time at Spencer House a few weeks ago, our guide Nick was so knowledgeable and answered all our questions with ease. we loved the beauty of the house, it's stunning architecture and being made of its importance in the architectural history of London. A great afternoon activity.
Skrevet 13. september 2021
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Master Jonjon
London, UK344 bidrag
Let's visit... SPENCER HOUSE (London) | jonjonexplores...
jul. 2021
WHAT IT IS.

Mansion house built 1756-66 for the first Earl Spencer.

ORIGINAL USE.

As the earl's summer residence and to showcase his art collection.
Skrevet 27. august 2021
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PaoloRiccardoCarrara
Roma, Italia410 533 bidrag
Elegante residenza in stile palladiano...
des. 2019
Edificata a metà settecento in stile palladiano su progetto di John Vardy, trovo che sia una delle più belle, eleganti e prestigiose residenze nobiliari a Londra. E' visitabile soltanto di domenica con visita guidata solo in inglese della durata di un'ora. Visita che trovo interessante solo se si vuole avere un'idea sugli spazi interni, poco o nulla da vedere di originale riguardo all'arredamento. Gli Spencer hanno smesso d'abitarla a fine ottocento, e d'allora l'hanno sempre data in affitto. Oggi viene affittata per eventi.
Skrevet 16. november 2020
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vadimk962
Moskva, Russland5 980 bidrag
Скрытый дворец
sep. 2019
Действительно его трудно обнаружить. Он находится в квартале Сент-Джеймс. Дом Спенсеров - это аристократический особняк, построенный в середине 18 века, для правнука герцога Мальборо - графа Спенсера. Именно его потомком являлась принцесса Диана. Та самая. Внутрь мы с группой не попали, был понедельник. Но говорят по выходным туда пускают туристов.
Skrevet 28. august 2020
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Catriona M
Aberdeen, UK5 bidrag
Excellent tour.
mar. 2020 • Par
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour round Spencer House. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. Well worth a visit
Skrevet 2. mars 2020
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malchemist
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK3 bidrag
Georgian Splendour
feb. 2020
Located at the side of Green Park a short walk from the Underground sation this is well worth seeing. on a Sunday. Then there are blue badge guided tours of the eight state rooms by a knowledgeable guide lasting about an hour. The rooms are sumptuous especially the Dining Room with its large glittering Blades chandelier repatriated from India. Best to book a visit time online during busy periods.
Skrevet 25. februar 2020
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Helen
London, UK10 bidrag
Beautiful and interesting
feb. 2020 • Par
Such a beautiful unique house. The tour was so interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend and will be returning
Skrevet 16. februar 2020
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Visit Blighty
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Spencer House flies under the radar, but it holds the most stunning rooms you can hope to see & its location is sublime
des. 2019
Spencer House is one of the lesser known places to visit in London yet certainly one that grabbed my attention. It has really quite limited opening times as it’s only open on Sundays between particular hours and only via a tour (not self guided or free flow). Having said that you are allocated the next tour from when you arrive. Alternatively you can pre-book online via their website. Tours last an hour and start at “regular” intervals. I would have appreciated if that latter statement had been quantified making it easier to plan.

The clue is in the title in that it was originally built for the First Lord Spencer in the late 18th Century and is still owned by the same family. So yes that would be Diana, Princess of Wales’ brother for those interested in that aspect.

From other TripAdvisor reviewers my attention had been drawn to the fact that you have to make sure you’re going to the correct front of the house and entrance. There indeed is only a rather petit blue wooden sign indicating this. I took the underground to Green Park and then it’s a magical walk taking you to the Ritz before which you turn down Queen’s Walk into Green Park. Then through a tiny private alleyway (with rubber floor!) to your left bringing you out at the front of Spencer House.

The team at the house was super friendly and welcoming. I waited briefly until we were met by the.tour guide. Maurizio was a charming man, obviously knowing his material meticulously, kind and passionate about the matter at hand. I very much enjoyed his commentary and manner. He did an excellent job.

Knowing the building is used as offices and given its limited opening times I must admit I was not expecting to see so much. So it was quite a surprise to see as much as we did and indeed to take in the level to which the rooms were dressed making it feel very welcoming. It’s mightily impressive given the history of the house how they have managed to achieve that and the lengths that they went to.

You see 8 rooms in total however there are additional ancillary areas such as the Entrance Hall, the Staircase etc. The house clearly had untethered opulence and it was amazing to experience the glimpses we were shown of it reflecting a sense of joy and celebration. The views through various windows over Green Park are magnificent and given I visited just before Christmas it was lovely to see the amount of people walking through the park, presumably on their way to Winter Wonderland.

The Ante Room does a great job in giving a glimpse of the grandeur of the further house with its elaborate guilding and alcove. The Library felt very homely and I loved the concept of changing the collection of books on display. When I visited there was an equestrian collection. The Dining Room feels very grand, but falls in the shadows of some of the other rooms. The Infant Hercules Sculpture I found most bizarre. The Palm Room is one of the property’s showpieces and it’s stunning, being from a bygone era. Just beautiful. We then ascended past the jolly younger Furietti Centaur up the Staircase.

The Music Room I felt was the hardest room for me to understand. Its blue surrounded Roman Engravings are most distinctive. The jewel of the room however is a Canaletto. Lady Spencer’s Room is a gallery holding a wealth of Dutch and Italian Old Masters with an intricate ceiling. The piece de resistance of the room is a rare Louis XVI mahogany oval jardiniere.

The Great Room is sumptuously opulent with rich colours and copious amounts of guilding work. A room full of drama and grand gestures. Then most certainly the best room was kept for last with the Painted Room. I could not help myself saying “wow” out loud when we walked in. It’s magnificently decorated with romantic murals again using an abundance of guilding. The splendid ceilings incorporate numerous paintings. The star sign mural on the centre of the ceiling is remarkable. It truly is a room celebrating love and is one of the most impressive rooms I’ve ever seen.

Don’t forget to take note of the rather unique “door furniture” depicting the face of Bacchus along with the S of Spencer.

Photography is only allowed in some rooms, but I did not find that too bothersome, just a shame.

I very much enjoyed my visit and felt privileged to have seen some most memorable rooms. Obviously it’s logical to also visit Althrop, the family’s country estate in order to get the complete picture. Plus I thought it was fascinating that the statue in the Ante Room was a miniature of the one I found in the grotto at Stourhead which is one of my favourite places to visit.
Skrevet 15. januar 2020
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Elksmommy
Frisco, TX105 bidrag
Gorgeous House
des. 2019
I loved the Spencer House! While the rooms were limited, they were worth seeing. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and kind, answering all of our questions.
Skrevet 12. januar 2020
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Mindy278
London, UK89 bidrag
Superb Short Tour
des. 2019 • Alene
Delightful way to pass the hour with an exceptionally knowledgeable tour guide called Carole about this mansion by Green Park built by the first Earl Spencer and his wife. Then you can have tea or lunch at Fortnums or the Ritz or ice cream at Grom. Very civilised indeed.
Skrevet 16. desember 2019
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