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Clarence House

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Clarence House

The official London residence of The Prince of Wales

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Clarence House is the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and Princes William and Harry. If you visit London during the summer months, you might get the chance to enter its premises, as this is the time when Clarence House opens its doors to the public.

Clarence House is the last remaining great London house to be maintained in the purpose for which it was built. From 1953 to 2002 it was the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

A typical visit lasts 45 minutes. Entry is by timed ticket, with entrance every 15 minutes. Admission by guided tour. All tickets are timed and must be pre-booked.

Clarence House
The Mall, London
The West End, Bloomsbury - Soho
(+44) (0)20 7766 7303
10:00-16:00 (last admission 15:00)