Explore the intimate world of the Royal Family at Clarence House
The official London home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House is open to the public each summer. Many prefer tours of this royal residence to that of the grander Buckingham Palace, commenting on the intimacy of the tour with guides passing on lovely anecdotes and commenting on many of the portraits, paintings and family photos dotted around the place and owned by the house's former resident the Queen Mother. The tour begins in the garden which was enhanced by some formal planting arranged by the Prince after his grandmother's death and progresses through the formal rooms which welcome thousands of guests each year attending lectures, seminars and charity events. Despite this role, the house still feels very personal – perhaps because the prince first lived there at the age of one when his mother Queen Elizabeth moved in after her marriage. A very popular day trip, with tickets bookable online through the royal palaces.
A typical visit lasts 1 hour, including a 45 minute guided tour.