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Clarence House

One of the last remaining aristocratic townhouses in London and the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Built by John Nash in 1825-27 for George III’s third son, the Duke of Clarence, and previously home to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for almost five decades, Clarence House is open to visitors each August.

Prices

Adult £10.30
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £10.30
Under 17/Disabled £6.20
Under 5 Free
Groups (15 people or more) View group prices

 

Book tickets

Your ticket includes a guided tour.

Opening times

1 - 31 August Opening time Last admission Closing time
Monday to Friday 10:00 15:30 16:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 16:30 17:30

Practical Information

  • All visits to Clarence House are by guided tour with a Warden, lasting 45 minutes.
  • When you arrive, you will pass through an airport-style security check. For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the Palace. They need to be checked in at the entrance and collected at the end of your visit. Read more about security & luggage.
  • Photography is not permitted in Clarence House or its grounds. Read about photography, filming & mobile phones.
  • Eating and drinking aren't allowed inside Clarence House.
  • There are no toilets or baby-care facilities available at Clarence House. The closest available facilities are in St James’s Park.

More practical information 

Map & directions

Clarence House, St James's Palace, London, SW1A 1BA
By train

London Victoria and London Charing Cross. (National Rail Enquiries Service 08457 484950 (UK)).

By underground

Green Park or St James's Park.

Visit the Transport for London website for maps and information about London Underground

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 8, 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop at Green Park.

Victoria Coach Station is a 15-minute walk from Clarence House.

Highlights

Exclusive Guided Tour

For a little extra treat, book an Exclusive Guided Tour of Clarence House which includes a glass of champagne.

Explore the ground-floor reception rooms in the company of an expert guide, including the Cornwall Room, not seen as part of a normal day visit. The room is hung with 22 of The Prince of Wales’s watercolours painted between 1998 and 2006.

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Shopping and eating

Clarence House Shop

Clarence House Shop offers a wide range of exclusive gifts inspired by the House's interiors and the works of art in the Royal Collection

You'll find homeware, china, clothing and jewellery, children’s toys, books and postcards. Please ask us about our home-delivery service. The income from every purchase you make contributes directly to the care of the Royal Collection.

Shop online

Refreshments

Unfortunately eating and drinking aren't allowed in Clarence House. However, you'll find plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby.

groups

Group leaders

All tour leaders must be included as part of a group booking. Blue Badge Guides do not receive free entry.

Group bookings

Group visits to Clarence House must be pre-booked online, or over the phone.

Coach parking

There is no coach parking near Clarence House. Once your booking is confirmed we will advise the nearest set down location.

Guiding

All visits include a guided tour led by one of our Wardens.

Access and mobility

Clarence House is fully accessible. Concessionary rates are available for you if you have a disability and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

For detailed access information, please select one of the options below. For any other information, you can contact the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or specialistsales@royalcollection.org.uk   

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