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Queen's House Greenwich - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama showing Queen's House in Greenwich. This picture shows the rear of the house taken from Greenwich Park. It also shows the view up the hill to the Royal Observatory with the National Maritime Museum nearby.

Queen's House Greenwich - FURTHER INFORMATION

Queen's House Greenwich - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Queen's House Greenwich' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.

The Queen's House in Greenwich is part of the National Maritime Museum (NMM), containing many of the finest works of art in the museum's collection. Built between 1614-1617 for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I of England, the first classical building of it's kind in Britain. It is a Grade 1 listed building and part of the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site along wit the NMM and Royal Observatory. Highlights within the house include:

  • Paintings- various paintings by Gainsborough, Lely, Hogarth, Reynolds, Hodges and the van de Veldes, considered the best in the NMM collections.
  • Great Hall - huge perfect cube (40 x 40 ft) that rising through the centre of the House's north side.
  • Tulip Stairs - the first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain.
The house is a popular venue for private functions and visitors are advised to see their website for closure details. Queen's House is scheduled to be used as a VIP centre for the 2012 London Olympic games.

ADDRESS

Queen's House
Greenwich
London SE10 9NF
Website: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/places/queens-house/



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Greenwich Village, Romney Road
Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee Line)
Ferry: Greenwich Pier
Train: Greenwich and Maze Hill stations
Dockland Light Railway (DLR): Cutty Sark Station and walk through Greenwich Market.



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