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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%
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  • Terrible1%
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St. James's Palace, London SW1A 2WH, England
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

I loved my visit at Clarence House. I visited all the castles including Windsor, Buckingham Palace & Hampton Court but Clarence House was the most enjoyable. I really felt connected to the Royal Family during this tour as the tour guide had so many interesting...More

4  Thank gaylew559
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We were partaking in a tour which involved a stroll along the Mall and then a visit to the staterooms within Buckingham Palace. It was raining at the time which made things a little difficult but the tour guide did a good job describing the...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Using my "return within a year pass" re-visited this Royal abode. The guide was excellent and although the tour is only about 45 mins there is always something new to hear about. The rooms that you see are not lived in now but used for...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

I am not stalking HRH but I have been to his "village" of Poundbury, his country home at Highgrove and now his London home, Clarence House. The "house" is gloriously set on the Mall, a few steps from Green Park. The visit is by guided...More

2  Thank GaddisGadabout
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Clarence house is a Royal residence in London situated on the mall near to Buckingham Palace and the Queens mother lived here. It was the official residence of Prince Charles and Camila up to 2011. The house was built between 1825 to 1827.

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Clarence House turns out to be one of the better things we did in London. We enjoyed the tour of this royal home - the scale made it more accessible than places like Buckingham Palace. We learned more about the British royal family and enjoyed...More

1  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Tour guides here are excellent. It is a home in use by the Royals, so if you have seen family pics, they may well have been taken in these rooms. Lots of personal memorabilia and collections, and paintings that cover the life of the Queen....More

2  Thank yahootraveler64
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Clarence House is an absolute hidden treasure! Great value at just £10 for an adult ticket which gets you access to 5 downstairs rooms in the care of a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The highlight for me was seeing the famous Morning Room where...More

1  Thank Goldiescouse96
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Timed tour, visited only 4/5 ground floor rooms, suprised how smal they were. Guide maintained her well automated information. When asked by me who pays for the properties maintainance the Royal Family or me, a UK taxpayer, she had no idea!

1  Thank Trevor5845
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Clarence House is the London home of Prince Charles, as it once was to the Queen Mother. It's only open for a few weeks each year, because it's being used for the reminder. In it's time it's hosted visits by a huge number of famous...More

1  Thank Stu151
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Frances L
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
Only a few minutes, it was all very quick, as there's not many on each your...I think there were around 8 of us do it doesn't take long to process people.
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July 17, 2017|
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Response from Lmtpa A | Reviewed this property |
sorry to be so late seeing this question, we were away! Yes the entrance is on the mall side. It's not as noticable as you might expect but they do have a placard out on the street when there are tours being given. It's a... More
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