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London: Painted Hall and Tour of Old Royal Naval College

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Discover 600 years of history on a guided tour of one of London's must-see landmarks, the Old Royal Naval College. Explore the wonders of the 17th century Painted Hall with a guide leading the way.


  • Embark on an exciting tour and uncover the story of this riverside estate
  • Explore the breathtaking 17th-century Painted Hall and Nelson Room
  • Visit the Chapel and see one of Britain’s finest 18th-century interiors
  • Glimpse at the remains of Greenwich Palace, where Henry VIII was born
  • Try your hand at one of the last remaining Victorian Skittle Alleys


The magnificent Old Royal Naval College is one of London’s most famous landmarks. This riverside masterpiece was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the spectacular architecture means that it has become one of the most popular film &TV locations in the world, including The Crown, Les Miserables, Thor: The Dark World, Cruella, Bridgerton and many more. It is home to the breath-taking 17th century Painted Hall that has over 40,000 square feet of painted walls and ceilings which took 19 years to complete (known at the UK’s Sistine Chapel). Take a fascinating tour from an expert guide of the incredible riverside estate, including the exquisite 18th century chapel. Discover the estate’s 500 years of history: from a manor house in 1420’s, glimpse the excavated remains of its time as Greenwich Palace, built for Henry VII and the birthplace of Henry VIII; to the story behind the current extensive array of impressive classical buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1694 as a Royal Hospital for Seamen. If you visit between 12-3pm, why not test your skills at one of the oldest remaining Victorian Skittle Alleys in the UK, which was originally built to entertain the Naval pensioners in 1864


General admission ticket and explorer map Entry to Painted Hall and Nelson Room Entry to Victorian Skittle Alley (subject to opening, check on arrival) Guided tour (only available in English) Multimedia guide (subject to availability)

Important Information

  • • Last entry is at 4:30 PM
  • The Victorian Skittle Alley is subject to opening times, please check on arrival

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