Carlton House Terrace
Carlton House Terrace
4.5

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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 junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 3 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 7 min walk
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
John Nash designed in a classic style off of Whitehall is Carlton House Terrace. You are close to royalty in this area.
The royal Society is based here which you can hire out for functions, one of which I was recently lucky to be invited. Views of the park are stunning.
Written January 25, 2019
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
Named after Henry Boyle, Baron Carleton, who owned the land and house on this site in the early 18th Century (the 'e' was later dropped).
The property came into Royal hands in 1732 and in 1783 George III granted it to George, Prince of Wales, his eldest son who later became Prince Regent. He enlarged the property greatly and held lavish Court here, but moved to Buckingham Palace on becoming King (George IV) in 1820. Carlton house was demolished and the present Carlton House Terrace (actually two terraces) was later built, designed by John Nash. Between them is the Duke of York's Column (reviewed separately).
They are in beautiful stucco-clad classical style with columns, friezes and pediments and the rear overlooks The Mall and St James's Park.
The list of past and present occupiers of addresses at these terraces is prestigious and here you will find the homes of The Royal Society (in the former German Embassy) and the multi-billionaire Hinduja brothers, industrialists from India.
I enjoy the occasional stroll in this very smart area of St James's.
Written April 26, 2015
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tp19862011
Windsor, UK4,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
I visited the garden which isn't usually open to the public during open garden weekend, it is a really nice small garden surrounded by grand buildings, lovely to spend some time walking around.
Written June 27, 2016
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MarpleTraveller
Marple, UK1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
Visited this area to attend a conference at 10-11 CHT, The British Council. It is a majestic setting of Georgian grandour. The Venue it self was spectacular high ceilings. lovely staircases. Very near to Trafalgar Square and other central London attractions.
Written November 12, 2015
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This is London at its finest. The building is incredible and immaculate in appearance. beautiful balconies. Perfection! Recommended
Written May 21, 2019
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Terry H
Leicester, UK229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Recently attended a wedding reception here which was well located for central London. The bar service and food were excellent. Well recommended.
Written September 17, 2018
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mrsagf
washington dc845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
The terraces are among John Nash's masterpieces and have never gone out of fashion since the day they were built as among the best addresses in London. High-style classical, elegant and well-situated between Regent Street and The Mall. Nash also designed the transitional plaza and staircase in between, which features the Duke of York Column and the statues of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

The lovely and private Waterloo Place Garden is sometimes open to the public on Open Garden Squares Weekend or equivalent.

The basements on the Mall, formerly supporting various domestic functions, have mostly been adapted to other uses. The Institute of Contemporary Art is right at the Nash steps on the Mall and is a refuge for tourists. For a one pound day pass, you get a restroom, a refreshment stand, heat/air conditioning--and an art exhibit.
Written June 20, 2018
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KARENL L
Hampshire, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
I recently attended a function on behalf of my employer at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace. What an absolutely amazing venue. The staff were attentive and courteous. The venue, well what an amazing venue!! I loved every moment. Really impressive service and surroundings.
Written May 12, 2017
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