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Queen's House
Dates: Open most days
Times: 10.00-17.00. Last admission 16.30.
Venue: Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

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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. Special features of the House are the ‘Tulip Staircase’, the cubic Great Hall and a logia and orangery opening onto Greenwich Park with fine views of Wren’s unusual Flamsteed House (the Royal Observatory) and Vanburgh’s castle on Maze Hill. 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. New artists and photographers are showcased through modern art and touring exhibitions. Restaurant facilities are in the adjacent National Maritime Museum. .

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Frieze Art Fair 2013
Date: From 17 October 2013 to 20 October 2013
Times: Check the website for details
Venue: Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, London, NW1 4NR

Where art comes alive

Frieze Art Fair is one of the world's most influential contemporary art fairs. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Regent's Park, Frieze Art Fair attracts more than 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. After browsing the stalls, you can enjoy guided tours, talks, films and performances. There's also a popular Sculpture Park, which this year features work by artists including Elmgreen & Dragset, Joan Miro, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley and Rachel Whiteread. .

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Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square
Date:5 October 2013
Times:During the day
Venue:Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN


Enjoy Japanese food, music, dance and family activities at the free Japan Matsuri festival in Trafalgar Square. There'll be a host of stalls selling delicious food, as well as a family area with games and a chance to dress up in a kimono, plus a manga wall where you can try your hand at drawing Japanese cartoons. Don't miss this chance to experience a Japanese festival in the heart of London.

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London Jazz Festival 2013
Dates: From 15 November 2013 to 24 November 2013
Times: During the Day
Venue: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD


Celebrating its 21st birthday, London Jazz Festival is returning to the capital with a heady mix of talent from around the world. The London Jazz Festival is the capital's biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK's landmark music events. The programme features a diverse mix of jazz styles, you might find a big band at one venue and a crossover jazz vocalist just down the road! There are also film screenings and special talks that take an in-depth look at different jazz styles and performers. .

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