Clarence House, London
Clarence House in London is the official home of The Prince of Wales, and up until 2009 his two sons William and Harry. Formerly, it was the home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, up until her death. The house was constructed between 1825-27 based on the design of John Nash. During World War Two the house suffered extensive damage from German bombing raids, but was soon after repaired and remodeled and much of the original structure has now been replaced. The term Clarence House now mainly refers to the office of the Prince of Wales.
Clarence House is now open to the public for 2 months during the summer. At which time guided tours of the house are available. Guests are shown around the mansion and can view a great deal of the Queen's personal art and furniture collection, which features some of the best art and jewelery items of the 20th century. It's a must see for any visitor to London.
Clarence House address and hours
Stable Yard Road
London SW1A 1
Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00 (last admission 15:00)
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-17:30 (last admission 16:30)
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Last updated by Dave Curran on 29 May, 2011 in Destinations.