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Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber
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Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber
(Photo 1995)

This remarkable building, with its the exterior covered in a painted plasterwork houses a restaurant known as Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber. Elizabeth I visited Canterbury in 1573 and entertained the Duke of Alençon in what was then the state room of the Crown Inn. She was perhaps planning to marry but decided against the gentleman. This episode is enshrined in the old satirical song "Froggy went a'courting".

The building is now largely owned by "Nero's Café", who have done a really tasteful conversion of the building, and serve excellent coffee as well.

Closeup on the front of this building



The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 7th September 2008.
Photograph June 1995. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.