Friends excursions: Marlborough House
On this private tour we visit the suite of magnificent Fine Rooms in Malborough House, which include portraits by Allan Ramsay and Luke Fildes, ceiling paintings by Orazio Gentileschi and works by French decorative painter Louis Laguerre.
In 1709 Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned by Queen Anne to draw up plans for Marlborough House. Wren finished the building in 1711 and today it retains its status as a Royal Palace following hundreds of years as a royal residence, having been home to five Dukes and Duchesses of Marlborough, three Dowager Queens of the United Kingdom and three Princes of Wales who later became Kings.
The house was extensively renovated by the British Government between 1989 and 1993 and the Fine Rooms are now used by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Foundation. Our private tour of the Fine Rooms reveals the many exquisite murals, tapestries, sculptures and paintings that remain in the house.
This event is also taking place on 10 January 2018.
● Fully booked
Friday 12 January 2018
11am — 12.30pm
Meet at Marlborough House entrance on the corner of Pall Mall and St James's Street, SW1A.