The grand front of the Queen's House in Greenwich.

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The Queen’s House in Greenwich is one of the most fascinating buildings in the country. It is architecturally important, as well as being famous for its former royal occupants and its vast art collection. It even has its own ghost – if legend is to be believed!

As the first Cassical villa to be built in the England, The Queen’s House was very different from the traditional Tudor and Gothic styles which came before. The architect Inigo Jones was commissioned to design the building in 1616 by Anne of Denmark, James I’s wife, supposedly a gift from the king as an apology for swearing in front of her after she accidentally shot one of his favourite dogs during a hunt.

Today, The Queen’s House is home to an incredible collection of art, featuring works by artists including Canaletto, Rembrandt and Gainsborough. You can also see the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, commemorating the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in the summer of 1588.

Make sure to visit the Great Hall at the heart of the House – a perfect cube, decorated with a delicate gold leaf ceiling fresco designed by Turner Prize-winning artist, Richard Wright.

Don’t miss the famous Tulip Stairs. Not only are they an Instagram hotspot here in Greenwich, they’re also the first of their kind. The first geometric self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain, they are the jewel in The Queen’s House architectural crown. They’re also where that legendary ghost was spotted…

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Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • British Sign Language
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Ear defenders available
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Staff Qualified in Deaf Awareness Training
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only - Card payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Interactive displays closed
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomed

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The Queen's House

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
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Tel+44 (0)20 8312 6608

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Other AwardsVisit Greenwich Partner Visit Greenwich Partner 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)*
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Friday10:30 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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