Clarence House- the living place of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (Charles and Camilla)

Clarence House is one of the last remaining aristocratic townhouses in London. It is another popular royal attraction which is open to the public in August month only. You can visit anytime to see the outside of the Palace.

Who lives at Clarence House

At present The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall i.e. Charles and Camilla live at this house. It is their official London residence.  They use it for receptions and other official entertaining and to receive official visitors to the UK.

Clarence House history

Clarence House was built between 1825 and 1827 to the design of John Nash for Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence. It was the London home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002 and was also the home of The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947.

Visiting Clarence House to see the outside at any time is free. You can go inside to see its magnificent rooms and arts in the month of August only on the entrance fee. 

Clarence House: Admission ticket price, opening hours

Admission Tickets: Free to see the outside of the building at any time.  Tickets prices for entrance (August): Adult £10.30, Over 60 and Student (with valid ID) £10.30, Under 17 and Disabled £6.20, Under 5 Free. Buy Ticket from online in advance.
Opening Hours: Open August month only for visitors. 1 – 31 August: Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm Last admission 3.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5.30pm Last admission 4.30pm

Address Car Parking and Nearest Tube to Clarence House

Address: Clarence House, St James’s Palace, London, SW1A 1BA. See their locations in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 0303 123 7300 Use the web form to contact by email.
Nearest Tube, Train, Bus: Victoria, Green Park, St. James’s Park and Hyde Park Corner. Train- London Victoria or London Charing Cross. Bus- bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 (stop on Buckingham Palace Road), 8, 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38 (stop at Green Park). Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.
Car parking: No free parking at the Palace. Public transport is recommended. There are metered street parking bays on some of the roads close by.

Information for visitors to Clarence House

– Guided tour with a Warden, lasting 45 minutes.
– Airport-style security check
– Photography is not permitted in Clarence House or its grounds
– Eating and drinking are not allowed inside the Palace.
– No toilets or baby-care facilities available at Clarence House. The closest available facilities are in St James’s Park.

Visit the website for more and update information. You may have the interest to see other Royal attractions like Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St. James Palace etc.

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