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Dave Thompson’s illustration of the Queens Hotel

“I’ve always loved the Queens Hotel,” explained graphic artist, Dave Thompson.
”It’s the colour of the building that I really love – the terracotta and the creamy stonework is amazing and the details are wonderful.”

Speaking from his new home in Edinburgh, the much acclaimed illustrator (and former Southsea resident) was delighted when the Queens Hotel team contacted him regarding his beautiful portrayal of the hotel.

He has captured the Edwardian architectural delights in his distinctive travel poster style that has won him plaudits across the world.

“The Queens Hotel was one of the last images I did in Southsea and it was something I had always wanted to do,” he said.

Ironically it is not the first time he has captured the majesty of the Queens Hotel.

“Years ago I did an illustration for Portsmouth City Council showing the building with an old car and a couple – it was for a brochure,” he reminisced.

Anyone wanting to secure their own copy of Dave’s illustration of the Queens Hotel can do so by visiting the shop section of his website and making a print request.





11th December 2020

COVID-19 Update

We are working on a plan to re-open The Queens Hotel by 17 May that ensures the safety of our staff and guests and we have completed a risk assessment in line with the latest advice.