I have always liked this Unesco World Heritage Site, The Old Navel College, for me standing proud at the bottom of the Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park ,you cannot marvel at its architecture.
So I was very fortunate, to book a tour of one of the magnificent Wren Dome tours, and he is what we uncovered on this October day.
We arrived at Greenwich train station and made our way through Greenwich town centre as it was Saturday the town was the usual hustle and bustle as you expected, we passed the famous tea clipper the Cutty Sark, we watched some Morris dancing see my picture below was quite a sight, before making our way to the Painted Hall visitor centre to check in, once we had we walked under the undercroft ,up the stairs to the chapel, we waited for our tour to start, we had to wait as the chapel was been used for a wedding which again was a bonus.
After a few moments our tour guide Antonio and Janice arrived, this tour is very new so you can only go in groups of 6 people just to let you know.
We then ascended up a flight of spiral stairs to different parts of the Dome, the climbing of the Dome was to celebrate the 300 year anniversary of Sir Christopher Wren Death in 1723, he lived until he died at the age 90, the feet was more as he was the only man to design a major cathedral and live to see it completed, other famous designs are the impressive St Paul’s Cathedral and Royal Hospital in Chelsea
So moving on with the tour, we climbed stairs, and took loads of pictures of the exceptional views, there are some pictures below but I did take a few.
Our guides went through loads of historical information and also there were ancient Graffiti hidden inside parts of the Dome Wooden infrastructure.
After 45 minutes we made our decent back to where we had started the tour, finally your ticket does include a look around the impressive Painted Hall so before you leave I suggest you give it a visit.
So in summary, this Wren Masterpiece just had to be visited on your bucket list, so well Dome Sir Christopher.