Clarence House

Clarence House, London: Address, Phone Number, Clarence House Reviews: 4.5/5

Clarence House
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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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.
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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
  • Green Park • 8 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 9 min walk

4.5
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
On The Mall
Sep 2019 • Solo
Interesting fact, Prince Harry’s real name is Henry. Didn’t know until I looked up information on Clarence House after my stroll down The Mall toward Buckingham Palace.

The official residence of HRH The Prince of Wales, Clarence House is one of the last remaining aristocratic houses in London.
Written September 13, 2019
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Caw20
London, UK238 contributions
Crown Jewel
May 2019 • Friends
History in the making. A proper royal family home. You can see real family photos and the building is oozing class. A must for all London visitors
Written August 13, 2019
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Abdallah AlKhraishah
Dubai, United Arab Emirates42 contributions
Great Place
Jun 2019 • Family
Nice Experience, you may find the guards there but you can't enter the house.
fun place to view arouns
Written July 31, 2019
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bob1323
Swansea400 contributions
GOOD PLACE TO VISIT - REALLY DATED AND OLD FASHIONED
Jul 2018
Shown round by an excellent guide who was clear and informative. If Charlie and his wife really live here at times then I am really surprised as it is very very old fashioned and dated and most of the stuff you would not put in a jumble sale! You have to keep off the carpets on the overlays but in honesty I would not want to get my feet dirty stepping on them! Well worth a visit to see if this is really the taste of the so called Royals!
Written June 4, 2019
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Visit Blighty
2,751 contributions
A highly recommendable unexpected gem
Aug 2018 • Solo
I was on a mission of seeing all the quintessential London tourist spots which as a local I had never actually visited myself and when booking my tickets online for the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace I came across the option of visiting Clarence House. As they say “in for a penny, in for a pound” so I also booked a tour of Clarence house.

My only negative feedback on my visit was that I had the first time slot of the day and was early but it was totally unclear which the correct entrance was and nor was it clear on the website or on the info sent with the ticket, when the gate is not open there was no signage to indicate I was at the correct entrance.

To my surprise I found Clarence House a real revelation being exceedingly well presented. It has a very special wonderful homely feel. I know it’s name does not bare the same amount of weight but I felt it was a much better experience than Kensington Palace for example. The lady who took the tour I was on did an exceptional job, she was welcoming and personable yet professional, the tour was the perfect length of time and mix of facts, history and trivia. The rooms are all very interesting and needless to say full of great artifacts, family pictures and show the personalities of its inhabitants. Clarence house was the home of the Queen Mother for several decades.

I would really recommend a visit here ahead of some of the the other more well known properties, this is the “real deal” so to say and I felt I got an insight to a very private and intimate world.
Written February 14, 2019
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,685 contributions
The Prince of Wales's London Home
Jan 2019 • Solo
Clarence House is the Prince of Wales's London Home, just down the road from Buckingham Palace on the north side of the mall.
Very impressive, simply to drive by.
Only wish i'd of had more time.
Written January 29, 2019
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amlash
NYC95 contributions
A peek inside "The Crown"
Aug 2018
This is a wonderful tour of a beautiful and historic property filled with personal items from the Queen Mother and Prince Charles. A must for history buffs!
Written November 29, 2018
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elizabeth
London, UK80 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2018 • Friends
Had a guided tour around the house where Prince Charles and Camila live. The house is open to the public in August only when they are not in residence. The ticket allows you to return free the following August. They have a gift shop there. Booking is advisable as there are timed slots.
Written November 21, 2018
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Ashsaw
Surrey, UK1,959 contributions
Royal Residence
Aug 2018 • Couples
We went on a private tour with a group from our club. The house itself was lovely to see round - the ground floor only - but our guide was relatively inexperienced which was a shame.
As you enter each room you can envisage the Queen Mother in residence and how her legendary parties would have been ....
Photographs are banned so I recommend buying a copy of the souvenir guide as it has excellent photographs and illustrations and good detail of the history of the house and its occupants over the years since the 1820's when it was built.
The tour finishes, inevitably, in the gift shop but we cheered up when a glass of fizz was served.
Written October 31, 2018
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Stu1945
San Antonio, TX545 contributions
Home of Prince Charles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Clarence House is where Prince Charles and family live and so security is tight. While there we saw the changing of the guard and got backed up by mounted police. That was interesting.
Written September 21, 2018
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