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.