Lancaster House is the only unaltered survivor of a group of extravagant private palaces which were a focus of social and political life in Victorian and Edwardian London.
The house began as a Royal residence called York House when it was commissioned by the ‘Grand Old’ Duke of York in 1825. Lancaster House offers a number of venue hire options for different types of events.
From 1830 until 1911 it was the residence of the Dukes of Sutherland and renamed Stafford House. In 1914 its lease was bought by a Lancastrian, Lord Leverhulme, and was given its present name.
Lancaster House is an ideal venue for meetings, conferences and entertaining. This historic house offers a magnificent setting, a prestigious central London location and first-class facilities. Steeped in political history and magnificently preserved, Lancaster House has a wide range of rooms and a large garden. The house is a perfect backdrop for any occasion from an intimate dinner to an international summit.
The house also has a glamorous side; it has been used for receptions, dinners and catwalk fashion shows during London Fashion Week. Various rooms on the first floor were used in the filming of The Young Victoria, National Treasure Book of Secrets, production of Churchill at War and The Crown. The house has also entertained more Heads of State, politicians and celebrities than any other house in London.