The Queen's House

 
 
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The Queen's HouseAs far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. Its understated appearance, however, belies its immense historical significance. Built in 1616 by Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark - the wife of James I - the Queen's House was the first neo-classical building seen in England. Originally conceived as a hunting lodge and addition to the Palace of Greenwich, it also acted as a bridge spanning the public road to Deptford, which divided the park in two. Despite revolutionising Jacobean architecture, the house itself was not get finished until 1635 when it became home to Charles I and his Queen, Henrietta Maria. The house went on to survive tumultuous times. Queen Anne died before it was completed, shortly after Civil War broke out, and Oliver Cromwell stripped the Stuarts of the residence and its many treasures. It is now used by the National Maritime Museum to exhibit paintings of illustrious seafarers and historic Greenwich. The Stuart 'Tulip Staircase' - purported as the first spiral staircase in Britain - has been reinstated and takes its name from the beautiful floral patterning on the wrought-iron balustrade. Some faded painted panels remain on the ceiling of the Royal bedchamber while the cuboid Great Hall is swathed in impressive computer-enhanced copies of Gentileschi frescos. For the valiant among you, the Queen's House is notoriously haunted and photos of shrouded figures ascending the spiral stairs are thought to be legitimate. More recently, the Queen's House was the stunning backdrop to the London 2012 Olympic equestrian events.

 

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Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun DayHalloween Spooktacular Family Fun DayHalloween Spooktacular Family Fun DayCome in your scariest fancy dress and you could win a prize for best costume at the Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day at Queen's House, a day of spooky fun in the enchanted 17th-century house in Greenwich. There are some great Halloween themed events on 31st October including Wee Woollie Beasties where you can make your own miniature monster ou31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
The Queen's House,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
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Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day
event > Kids Events
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 - 11am-4pm
Come in your scariest fancy dress and you could win a prize for best costume at the Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day at Queen's House, a day of spooky fun in the enchanted 17th-century house in Greenwich. There are some great Halloween themed events on 31st October including Wee Woollie Beasties where you can make your own miniature monster ou... More about this event
 
Rozanne Hawksley: War And MemoryRozanne Hawksley: War And MemoryRozanne Hawksley: War And MemoryRozanne Hawksley is one of the UK's great textile art innovators. At once poignant and powerful, her work explores the nature and meaning of the commemoration of war, considering the impact of conflict on combatants, family, friends and ultimately the nation. Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory examines remembrance, representation and memory in the se31st October 2014Friday 14th November 2014 Where:
The Queen's House,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
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Rozanne Hawksley: War And MemoryEditor's Top Pick - Recommended
Free EventOngoing
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  28th May to 14th November 2014
Rozanne Hawksley is one of the UK's great textile art innovators. At once poignant and powerful, her work explores the nature and meaning of the commemoration of war, considering the impact of conflict on combatants, family, friends and ultimately the nation. Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory examines remembrance, representation and memory in the se... More about this event
 
War Artists At SeaWar Artists At SeaWar Artists At SeaShowcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's House includes visually arresting and moving portraits, battle scenes, and depictions of everyday life during conflict. Charged with the task of revealing a truth that went beyond the simple recording of events, official war ar31st October 2014Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
The Queen's House,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
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War Artists At SeaEditor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
War Artists At Sea
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  15th February 2014 to 1st February 2015
Showcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's House includes visually arresting and moving portraits, battle scenes, and depictions of everyday life during conflict. Charged with the task of revealing a truth that went beyond the simple recording of events, official war ar... More about this event
 
 

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De Vere Venues Devonport House London
De Vere Venues Devonport House
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King William Walk, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Queen's House
Situated on the World Heritage Site in Greenwich and steeped in naval history, Devonport House offers you the perfect way to enjoy London buzz, without the ...More
 
 
 
ibis London Greenwich London
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £42  30% off
30 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
For two centuries, maritime Greenwich was the heart of a naval empire that ruled every sea in the world. Home of the international dateline, this area ...More
 
 
 
Novotel London Greenwich London
Novotel London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £58  33% off
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One of the best in this popular chain, the Novotel Greenwich's lovely position at the heart of Maritime Greenwich is only half its appeal. The restaurant ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest The Queen's House

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Royal Observatory Greenwich London
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as The Queen's House
This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the ...More
 
 
 
National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium London
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National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as The Queen's House
The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ...More
 
 
 
National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium London
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London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as The Queen's House
The 15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ...More
 
 
 
 
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Greenwich London
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 3 minutes from The Queen's House
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
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Greenwich Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
Old, enclosed Royal Park. A World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) ...More
 
 
 
Old Royal Naval College London
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: Friday 31st October 2014
Greenwich Market, College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Queen's House
Greenwich Market will be among the best places to go to prepare for all your Halloween festivities this year as the entire market is given ...More
 
 
 
Queen's Knickers London
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Queen's Knickers
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 30th October 2014 at 2pm and 4pm & Friday 31st October 2014 at 11am and 2pm
Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Queen's House
A comedy about the disappearance of the Queen's undergarments....More
 
 
 
Spooky Ships London
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Spooky Ships
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Friday 31st October 2014 at 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Queen's House
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre London
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Queen's House
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ...More
 
 
 
Up the Creek London
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Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Queen's House
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK’s best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Picturehouse London
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Queen's House
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ...More
 
 
 
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The Cheeseboard London
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The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Queen's House
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ...More
 
 
 
The Creaky Shed London
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The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Queen's House
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ...More
 
 
 
Meantime Brewing Company London
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Meantime Brewing Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Queen's House
London's Meantime Brewing Company, led by brewmaster and founder Alastair Hook, is one of Britain's leading craft brewers. When the brewery moved from Penhall Road to ...More
 
 
 
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Spread Eagle London
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Spread Eagle
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Queen's House
In spite of its name, its Victorian pub exterior and an interesting collection of Greenwich memorabilia, the Spread Eagle is not a pub, or even a ...More
 
 
 
Trafalgar Tavern London
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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
British Cuisine...More
 
 
 
The Old Brewery London
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The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ...More
 
 
 
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Four Corners London
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.8 miles from The Queen's House
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ...More
 
 
 
The Making Space London
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4.4 miles from The Queen's House
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ...More
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association London
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4.5 miles from The Queen's House
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes....More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Park London
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ...More
 
 
 
Brooklyn Bowl London
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Queen's House
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ...More
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 31 minutes from The Queen's House
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ...More
 
 
 
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Bar Du Musee Café London
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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, , SE10 | 4 minutes from The Queen's House
...More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar Tavern London
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ...More
 
 
 
The Greenwich Union London
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The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Queen's House
...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Queen's House

The Queen's House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Old Brewery London
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Queen's House
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ...More
 
 
 
Proud2 at The O2 London
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Proud2 at The O2
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Queen's House
In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ...More
 
 
 
Davy's Wine Bar London
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 36 minutes from The Queen's House
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Queen's House

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Museum of London Docklands London
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 miles from The Queen's House
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ...More
 
 
 
Laban London
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from The Queen's House
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ...More
 
 
 
The O2 London
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Queen's House
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ...More
 
 
 

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Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

National Maritime Museum

Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores ...More

 
Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

National Maritime Museum

From July, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich marks the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with Ships, Clocks and ...More

 
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

National Maritime Museum

Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation ...More

 
War Artists At Sea
War Artists At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

The Queen's House

Showcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's ...More

 
Longitude Punk'd
Longitude Punk'd
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Longitude Punk'd celebrates the wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and elegant explorers of the eighteenth century. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich ...More

 
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Exhibitions | Until 14th November 2014 

The Queen's House

Rozanne Hawksley is one of the UK's great textile art innovators. At once poignant and powerful, her work explores the ...More

 
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

 
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

National Maritime Museum

Opening on Trafalgar Day (21st October 2013), Nelson, Navy, Nation is a new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum ...More

 
Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day
Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day
Kids Events | On 31st October 2014 

The Queen's House

Come in your scariest fancy dress and you could win a prize for best costume at the Halloween Spooktacular Family ...More

 
 
 
 
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