National Maritime Museum
Narrating the long and eventful history of seafaring Britain, this museum is one of Greenwich's top attractions The exhibits are...
Situated within the grounds of the old Royal Naval College, the Old Brewery is run by the Meantime Brewery, selling its own brew draught...
Perfect for snacking your way through a world atlas of food while browsing the other market stalls, come here for delicious food-to-go,...
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Queen’s House information
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.