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Spencer House – London’s Finest Surviving 18th Century Mansion

The Spencer House is the ancestral home of late Princess Diana. Even though the family hasn’t lived in this London residence 1926, it is still considered a significant place with links to the family. After a ten-year refurbishment, the Spencer House is currently open to the public for guided tours as well as for special events.

When you are in London, a tour at Spencer House should be something that is added to your list of must-dos. Even though it may not be as popular as the Buckingham Palace or St. James Palace, it is still an amazing piece of architecture with valuable historical information. For those who prefer a London Boutique Hotel for accommodation, must try The Halkin by COMO, London that is located on a quiet residential street that is close to the heart of the British capital.

The mansion, which was built between 1756 and 1766 for the first Earl was much, lived in and enjoyed by its original inhabitants. There are eight staterooms each of which is decorated tastefully. Once the house was abandoned during World War II, there were different tenants who took over. The Ladies’ Army and Navy Club, Christies, the British Oxygen Company and the Economist Intelligence Unit all rented the property during the latter half of the 20th century. Today part of the building occupies offices and visitors are able to tour many of the house’s rooms in their original glory. On selected days visitors can’t take a stroll around the recently restored grounds with their stunning views of Green Park.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.
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