Queen’s House

Queen’s House information

London , United Kingdom
Address
Street Romney Rd
Extras SE10
Telephone
+44 8858 4422
Informazioni registrate
+44 8312 6565
Getting there
train Greenwich or DLR Cutty Sark
More information
www.nmm.ac.uk/places/queens-house
Prices
free
Opening hours
10am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

The first Palladian building by architect Inigo Jones after he returned from Italy, what was at first called the ‘House of Delight’ is indeed far more enticing than the art collection it contains, even though it includes some Turners, Holbeins, Hogarths and Gainsboroughs. The house was begun in 1616 for Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, but was not completed until 1638, when it became the home of Charles I and his queen, Henrietta Maria. The Great Hall is the principal room – a lovely cube shape, with an elaborately tiled floor and the helix-shaped Tulip Staircase (named for the flowers on the wrought-iron balustrade) leading to a gallery on level 2, hung with paintings and portraits with a sea or seafaring theme from the National Maritime Museum’s fine art collection. Don’t miss the paintings in the Historic Greenwich gallery on level 1.