Queen's House

Exclusively British - - WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROYALTY -

GREEN­WICH

Step through the doors into the im­pres­sive Great Hall, with its strik­ing mar­ble floor and black-and-white geo­met­ric de­sign, orig­i­nally laid in 1635, and dis­cover renowned art works by Bri­tish and Euro­pean masters in­clud­ing Turner, Gains­bor­ough, Hog­a­rth and Stubbs. Af­ter es­sen­tial con­ser­va­tion, The Ar­mada Por­trait of Queen El­iz­a­beth I (pic­tured right) a beau­ti­ful his­toric paint­ing, is back on pub­lic dis­play. This beau­ti­ful royal villa was de­signed by Inigo Jones and is Bri­tain's first clas­si­cal build­ing and a pi­o­neer­ing mas­ter­piece of 17th-cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture. To­day you can en­joy the spec­tac­u­lar art, ar­chi­tec­ture and royal his­tory of the Queen's House, and don't miss the mar­vel­lous dec­o­rated ceil­ing in the Queen's Pres­ence Cham­ber which cel­e­brates Charles I and Hen­ri­etta Maria as a pow­er­ful cou­ple. Green­wich is just eight min­utes from cen­tral Lon­don by rail, 20 min­utes by DLR, or make the jour­ney part of the fun and ar­rive by boat.

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