Newcrossities

A funny guide to South London [Beta]

The Queen’s House

The Queen’s House is a historic museum. In Netflix filming it sometimes doubles-up as a Queen’s House.

Please note – this is not the actual queen Elizabeth the 2nd’s house.

It’s not queen Elizabeth 1st’s house either, despite it having a massive portrait of her above the mantlepiece.

It’s actually some other old crony queen’s house. Queen Anne of Denmark, wife of King James 1st.

It has a lovely ice-rink in the winter, around Christmas time, with views of the Christmas lights of Greenwich and Canary Wharf lit up in changing colours across the Thames.

You can thank Queen Anne of Denmark for that, she insisted no buildings were built to block her view.

Despite that she didn’t actually live there, it was more of a weekend party-pad. Her loss is our gain I suppose.

Location

Newcrossities is a weary travellers’ guide to the new curiosities of South London, New Cross, Deptford, and beyond:

  • Curated and opinionated.
  • Underground, weird and funny.
  • Completely incomplete

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