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Old Royal Naval College

London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpiece and one of London's most popular attractions. The iconic buildings stand on the site of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII's favourite royal residence, and were originally designed as a refuge for old and injured sailors. The buildings and grounds are open daily and include the Painted Hall, Chapel and Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. Admission is free.
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London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to share my thoughts on this "experience". I only gave one star as I couldn't give zero. My my girlfriend booked this for us as a lovely Christmas treat for us. We walked around it in 5...More

Thank simonharman723
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an absolute rip off?! You get nothing for your money? We paid £17 per adult and where taking a 2 year old who went free, there where a handful of stalls an ice rink and a tent and that was pretty much it?! There...More

Thank DwynandOllie
Reviewed yesterday

extremely disappointed overall in this visit, being Greenwich i had high hopes that they might at least get it right but on my visit they had far too many xmas trees and not enough lights on them and as they were all shoved into a...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We know Greenwich and its fabulous old royal naval college with the biggest painting in Britain in all its baroque grandeur in the painted hall. However, we were unprepared for this highly revelatory tour of the vast ceiling painted by Thornhill and assistants over a...More

Thank francescoGreenwich
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place, great historical buildings, so much to see and few to visit along the river. Museums near by are great too, also Greenwich village is lovely to stroll by. For those of you with good sense of observation, this location has been films location...More

Thank Fab G
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very enjoyable and informative tour of the ceiling painting in the Painted Hall. It was suggested as an once in a lifetime opportunity; and only coming the painting so close (ca. 2 m. to the ceiling thanks to the scaffold) was worth the 10...More

Thank SBSL777
Reviewed 4 days ago

This festival is rubbish - What is the point of the entrance fee? you're basically charged a fee to spend money on over priced food and drink, and what little 'entertainment' there was either again over priced or poor quality.

2  Thank elizabeth l
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'd like to back up all other 1* reviews... this is a joke! The worst Christmas event I've ever been to. Even if this was a free event I'd be writing a bad write up, the fact that you have to pay! Pay for what!?...More

3  Thank Spangolo
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Old Royal Naval College is home to the wonderful painted hall, which is free to visit. The Chapel is also well worth a visit. For those music buffs, the noises wafting from the Greenwich College of Music can be melodious.

Thank RVBurrells
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the cost (and the 67 step climb!) The guide was very well informed and we enjoyed it very much. Hard hats and high-vis jackets must be worn ('elf and safety' gone mad in my opinion.) The only hazard is a stiff neck from...More

Thank Jud H
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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Nicola R
23 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie D | Reviewed this property |
You cannot park in the college grounds. There is an expensive car park at the other end of the college. It would be much better to park at the hotel. Besides it's lovely to walk to it as there's so much to see around there... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from Chippa368 | Reviewed this property |
Cutty Sark (DLR) is across the road.
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!