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  • Address: King William Walk, London, England SE10 9NN
  • Hours: Open daily 10am-5pm

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Old Royal Naval College Tours

The grand focal point of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is an impressive architectural feat, stretching along the banks of the River Thames. Originally designed as a Royal Naval Hospital, the ORNC was the work of legendary architect Sir Christopher Wren (whose other masterpieces include St Paul’s Cathedral) and was built on the site of the Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Henry VIII.

The magnificent classical buildings, with their twin domes, striking colonnaded façade and vast lawns now serve as the dramatic centerpiece of Greenwich and offer a fascinating introduction to the neighborhood for visitors. Highlights of a visit include the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, where exhibitions are devoted to the ORNC and Greenwich’s maritime heritage; Sir James Thornhill’s spectacular Painted Hall; and the neo-classical style Chapel of St Peter and St Paul. Throughout the year, the ORNC also hosts a number of music performances, exhibitions, workshops and special events. 


Practical Info

The Old Royal Naval College is located on the south bank of the River Thames in Greenwich, South London, a short walk from the Cutty Sark. The venue is open daily from 10am and 5pm and is free to enter, although ticket costs may apply for exhibitions, performances and workshops. Free 45-minute guided walking tours are held from Mon to Fri at 1.30pm and 3pm, or Sat and Sun at 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3pm.

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Greenwich Highlights Half Day Walking Tour in London, London, null
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Greenwich Highlights Half Day Walking Tour in London

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Best of Greenwich Walking Tour in London Including Lunch, London, Half-day Tours
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Best of Greenwich Walking Tour in London Including Lunch

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Enjoy a fully-guided walking tour of maritime Greenwich. On your 6.5-hour walking tour you will visit the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark; the Greenwich Royal ...  Read more

Location: Royal Borough of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Christmas Day in Canterbury, Dover, and Greenwich from London with Lunch, London, Day Trips
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Christmas Day in Canterbury, Dover, and Greenwich from London with Lunch

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Enjoy an unforgettable Dickensian Christmas in Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. This tour takes you through the stunning countryside of Kent to Canterbury ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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Greenwich Film Locations Tour, London, Christmas
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Greenwich Film Locations Tour

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise, London, Movie & TV Tours
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River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

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Wind up your day in the best possible way on a sunset River Thames boat cruise! Lasting two hours, this London sightseeing cruise passes all the top London ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover, Greenwich on Christmas Eve from London, London, Sunset Cruises
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover, Greenwich on Christmas Eve from London

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Thames Tall Ship Cruise - Fireworks, London, Day Trips
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Thames Tall Ship Cruise - Fireworks

London is a city best seen from the river. Imagine your Tall Ship sailing in front of the palatial Old Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark; crossing the Prime ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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VIP Thames Tall Ship Cruise, London, Day Cruises
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VIP Thames Tall Ship Cruise

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Greenwich, London, Day Cruises
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Greenwich

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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The best way to see London's sights and splendor is from the deck of a boat. With this hop-on hop-off pass you can cruise up and down the Thames, alighting at ...  Read more

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Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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