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Queen's House

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Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8858 4422

Serving as the Royal Residence, this historic house was commissioned by...

Serving as the Royal Residence, this historic house was commissioned by Queen Anne of Denmark, the wife of James I (reigned 1603-25), and now displays the National Maritime Museum's early art collection and sponsors special events.

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Be aware not open until July 2016!

had a nice walk round the outside and will have to go back when it is open again. Still had the Maritime Museum and Observatory to visit in the immediate vicinity so still worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Not only Italians understand about 'vistas', but Englishmen, apparentely, too. See evidences on the photos attached. No fees

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

had a nice walk round the outside and will have to go back when it is open again. Still had the Maritime Museum and Observatory to visit in the immediate vicinity so still worth going to Greenwich :-)

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

The Queen's House is part of the Royal Museums of Greenwich and unlike several of the other attractions in Greenwich it's free, so worth popping in for a quick visit. The architecture is elegant, especially the famous Tulip Staircase.

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

With our Historic Houses Association membership admittance to Queen's House would have been no charge, but the house is closed for restoration until July 2016. The house from the exterior is strikingly lovely with its purely classical design and expansive views through the Old Royal Naval College to the Thames. Indigo Jones was the architect commissioned to build a house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Intended to visit whilst in Greenwich, only to find its closed until July 2016 for refurbishment. However the Inigo Jones designed building is still a pleasant sight when viewed in the surroundings of Greenwich Park and the National Maritime Museum

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The Queen's House at Greenwich is the first renaissance building in Britain. Its architect, Inigo Jones, visited Italy and the work of Andea Palladio (arguably the most influential architect of all time) made a profound impression of him. The Queen for whom this house was designed was Danish born and like her countrymen and women she had very good taste... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The place has only 2 really interesting, historical rooms, with beautiful old paintings architecture not very impressing. The war paintings are interesting only for war buffs , since entrance was free, I did not regret the hour spent there.it is very near the royal maritime museum and across the street from the painted hall and chapel

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The house was designed by Inigo Jones. It was the first fully Classical building in England. The central Hall is stunning with a geometrically patterned black & white floor. The iconic tulip staircase,as well as being beautiful, was the first cantilevered staircase in the country. There are some very good portraits of the Stuarts & their court. There is also... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The queen's house is the central building at the Old Royal Naval college and is now used as an art gallery. There are some great naval war pictures that bring you to the spirit of battle. The collection also includes portraits of people significant to the history of the building and has some fine interiors. It's free so well worth... More 

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Kelso, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting collection of maritime paintings that very few people seem to bother to visit. Entrance is free and it is worth the time to visit.

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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