Queen's House

Borough outskirts

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With this elegant house Inigo Jones introduced
Palladian style to England. Commissioned by
King James I for his wife, Anne of Denmark,
it was a garden villa to complement the Tudor
palace at Greenwich.

Completed in 1635 during the turbulent years
before the English Civil War and Charles I gave
it to his queen, Henrietta Maria. It survived
the destruction of the Tudor palace by Cromwell's
army to become the focal point around which Wren
created the grand architectural landscape that
is Greenwich today.

The House now displays a series of historical
paintings portraying the history of these
Greenwich buildings and portraits of Tudor
and Stuart kings and queens associated with
its history. Rooms and galleries throughout
the building are a fine setting for several
superb maritime art collections which are
held by the National Maritime Museum.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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