Visit: Lancaster House
| Lancaster House
A place of glamour normally reserved for film stars, fashion shows and political summits, Lancaster House has an illustrious history. The Duke of York and Albany, second son of King George III, commissioned the building in 1825, and from 1830 until 1911 the house was the London residence of the Dukes of Sutherland. Currently managed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, it is the only surviving unaltered example of a private palace where the social and political life of Victorian and Edwardian London was played out. During this exclusive visit, an illustrated talk will be given by Dr James Yorke of the V&A, author of Lancaster House, Londonâ€™s Greatest Town House, which will be followed by an opportunity to enjoy a drinks reception and explore the opulent state apartments.
Please note: Lancaster House is a government building, so visitors will need photo ID to gain entry.
Nearest tube: Green Park, St James's Park