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BIID Member Tour and Royal Afternoon Tea, Queen's House Greenwich

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image credit: © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London


BIID members plus a guest are invited on a private tour of The Queens House Greenwich to discover the art, architecture and royal history that make it an unmissable royal attraction, led by an expert guide.

After the tour, we will enjoy a sumptuous Royal Afternoon Tea at the National Maritime Museum, overlooking Greenwich Park.


The Queens House is sited as the first building in Britain to be built in the neo-classical Palladian style by architect Inigo Jones. It was commissioned for Anne of Denmark in 1616, the wife of King James I. As well as being architecturally important, it is also famous for its former occupants and its art collection including works by Great Masters such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner and Hogarth. The Queen’s House was completed around 1636 and is considered remarkable for its break with the traditional, red-brick Tudor style of building, and for its elegant proportions and the high quality of its interiors.

Guests are then invited to complete our Royal day out in Greenwich with a traditional afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats and unlimited tea.

What's included?

  •     Unlimited freshly brewed filter coffee or English Breakfast tea
  •     A selection of finger sandwiches
  •     Grilled asparagus and goat’s cheese mini tartlet
  •     Mini scones
  •     Mini Victoria sponge cake
  •     British strawberry and cream tartlet
  •     Lemon, ginger and poppy seed cake
  •     Iced clementine and almond cake


14.00 – 14.15 - Meet at the entrance to the Queens House for registration with a BIID staff member

13.15 to 14.15 - Private tour with expert guide

14.30 to 15.30 – Royal Afternoon Tea at The National Maritime Museum (next door to the Queens House)


Designers will be given an insight into one of the UKs most architecturally important buildings and the lives, loves and collections of the famed residents. The afternoon tea will be a great chance to chat with fellow interior designers over delicious cakes and sandwiches.  


BIID Members plus a guest. Should you be registering a guest to the afternoon please book 2 tickets.

About the venue

The Queen’s House is located right next door to the National Maritime Museum, less than 100m way.

Bus: the nearest bus stop is on Romney Road (Stop F: National Maritime Museum)
DLR: The nearest station is Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
Rail: Maze Hill and Greenwich Station

Additional information

Prices are not inclusive of VAT.

If you have any queries please email the office at or call 020 7628 0255.

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