Marlborough House is a Grade I listed mansion in the City of Westminster. It was built for Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, the favourite and confidante of Queen Anne. The Duchess wanted her new house to be "strong, plain and convenient and good". The architect Christopher Wren and his son of the same name designed a brick building with rusticated stone quoins (cornerstones) that was completed in 1711. For over a century it served as the London residence of the Dukes of Marlborough.

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Marlborough House - This view of the entrance front published in the 1850s before Pennethorne's additions shows an additional storey on the wings. The wings later gained a fourth main storey, and the central section gained a third.

A view of the entrance front of Marlborough House in London by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd published in the

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13 Iconic Buildings By Christopher Wren, The Century Architect Who Defined The Look Of London - Marlborough House is the London residence of the Duke, just at a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace.

Photograph of King Edward VII and members of his Marlborough House Set at a house party in 1904 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph of King Edward VII and members of his Marlborough House Set at a house party in 1904 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Marlborough House

Marlborough House

Drawing Room, Marlborough House [Marlborough House, 1912]

Drawing Room, Marlborough House [Marlborough House, 1912]

Small Drawing Room, Marlborough House [Marlborough House, 1912]

Small Drawing Room, Marlborough House [Marlborough House, 1912]

Small Drawing Room, Marlborough House [Marlborough House, 1912]

Small Drawing Room, Marlborough House [Marlborough House, 1912]

Frame containing miniatures of King Edward VII and his family [Marlborough House, 1912]

Frame containing miniatures of King Edward VII and his family [Marlborough House, 1912]

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh visit Marlborough House to attend her 80th Birthday lunch on May 9 2006 in London England

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh visit Marlborough House to attend her 80th Birthday lunch on May 9 2006 in London England

Marlborough House  his is the Pall Mall entrance to Marlborough House on the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd June 1897, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The children in the carriage are the sons of the Duke of York, that is the future Kings, Edward VIII and George VI .

Marlborough House his is the Pall Mall entrance to Marlborough House on the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd June 1897, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The children in the carriage are the sons of the Duke of York, that is the future Kings, Edward VIII and George VI .

c1940: A guard on duty outside Marlborough House, London, with his individual air raid shelter next to his sentry box. Marlborough House was the London residence of George V's widow, the queen dowager, Mary of Teck. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

A guard on duty outside Marlborough House, London, with his individual air raid shelter next to his sentry box. Marlborough House was the London residence of George V's widow, the queen dowager, Mary of Teck. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

PRINCESS DIANA et PRINCE EDWARD Au COMMONWEALTH DAY RECEPTION MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, le 08 mars 1993

Mars 1993

March Princess Diana (with Prince Edward, seen in other pics) at the Commonwealth Reception, Marlborough. Princess Diana in a little black fitted dress with a shiny cumberband waist, pearls, pearl drop earrings.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh host the annual Commonwealth Day Reception at Marlborough House on March 12, 2012 in London, England.

Queen Elizabeth II Photos Photos: Queen Elizabeth II Attends The Commonwealth Day Reception At Marlborough House

Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh host the annual Commonwealth Day Reception at Marlborough House on March 2012 in London, England. by marilyn

Queen Elizabeth II visits Marlborough House as she launches Commonwealth Hub which brings Commonwealth organisations together in the same location on June 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah McKay - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II visits Marlborough House as she launches Commonwealth Hub which brings Commonwealth organisations together in the same location on June 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah McKay - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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