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Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk, London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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King William Walk, London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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Reviewed yesterday

An unmissable opportunity to learn about an extraordinary work of art, and see it close up. David was our excellent guide; I've honed up on quite a bit of forgotten - and unknown - history; thanks David!

Thank WMONelson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting opportunity to see the painted ceiling up close. Guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Thank RMOLeary
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College is one of the British art worlds gems. Two thirds of the hall is now full of scaffolding so that cleaning and restoration work can be carried out on this huge hall - originally built for retired...More

Thank bobjo2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a World Heritage Site, the base for the University of Greenwich. There are amazing buildings and you can visit the painted hall and the chapel for free. It is right on the river Thames so lovely views. Lots of other things going on...More

Thank 275mary32
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What was once the Royal Naval College is now the campus for the University of Greenwich and the Trinity Laban School of Music & Dance. Where once the only noises emanating from its many halls and dormitories might have been drunken shanties, now all manner...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 4 days ago

Once in a lifetime opportunity to view the painted ceiling up close. Hour long tour, which started with a 10minute overview sitting, then we climbed up to view. Well worth seeing, and our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions....More

Thank Alexandra B
ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thank you Alexandra, we're glad we surprised you!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fantastic chance to see the painted ceiling at arms length. The tour was informative and very interesting. I was a bit nervous as I'm not a fan of heights but this was surprisingly fine, the climb to the top was easy and...More

Thank Claire D
ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thanks very much Claire, glad that you enjoyed the tour experience!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful! And a knowledgeable guide made the experience thoroughly worthwhile, with many special insights and anecdotes. Worry not about the climb, or the safety - all is taken care of. The 66 steps are comfortably graduated, and everyone takes their time. An hour to remember,...More

Thank John M
ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thanks very much John M. As you say, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Reviewed 4 days ago

UWe last visited Greenwich in 2012 for the Olympic events. My brother recommended this tour and we booked our visit very easily online to avoid disappointment. There is so much to see at Greenwich with the Painted Hall, Chapel, Maritime museum, Queen's House, Cutty Sark...More

Thank dennisg335
ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, pleased that you had a great time on site and on the tour.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic visit to the painted hall ceiling, we had been before and seen it from the ground but to see it up close was amazing. Our guide was excellent with a great deal of knowledge. Well worth it even for someone who is afraid of...More

Thank Ericc19544
ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Ericc19544!

Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where is a nice place to stay near the Navel College
2 March 2017|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Hi p0llyanna17, we recommend checking out the Visit Greenwich website for recommendations on places to stay. We hope you enjoy your stay in Greenwich!
How long does one need to see everything without rushing?
28 February 2017|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Hello Lisa, We would say you need at least an hour to take in the grounds and Visitor Centre. In addition you may choose to go on one of the daily 45 minute guided walks led by knowledgeable volunteers, which will enhance... More
are the music events held in the grounds
6 November 2016|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Our summer music events are held in the grounds, most other events are held in our beautiful Chapel.