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Old Royal Naval College

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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London SE10 9NN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Royal Naval College is a stunning symmetrical collection of buildings designed by Chris Wren (of St Paul’s fame) that runs from the River Thames to Greenwich Park. The site, originally a hospital and then the Navel College, is a movie star in its...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where they shot thor 2 so i took the opportunity to visit this place. and of course we got wonderful pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RaydeCastro
Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre of time...almost, it's near by. But to think this was essentially once the centre of the world. The history and adventure in this place. Amazing!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank luccagarn574
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a fantastic place to visit. The architecture is amazing Just strolling around admiring the buildings we spent a good few hours taking in all the amazing sights. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat1ricia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a wonderful place even though the place looks small from the outside. If possible please do join the free 45 mins tour. It added the value of our trip as the guide was sharing stories more than what was written in the place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another free exhibit. Note that the Painted Hall is closed until March 2019. Time your visit as that is worth seeing. Enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Visited a few days ago, lovely old buildings to walk around and the park between the college and observatory is beautiful. Our visit was only marred by rude and unhelpful staff in the Chapel and Queens house.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Allan M
Reviewed 8 January 2019

This is a lovely place to take a slow stroll to enjoy the atmosphere and the beautiful architecture. Despite the day being a cloudy and cold winter day, the place gave out a special kind of shine. 30-45 minutes ought to do it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I love Greenwich and walking through all the love parks and seeing the architecture of the different places.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dee M
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We were impressed by the symmetry and architecture of the building as we walked through he entrance as well as the views across the city and river. Walking through the grounds Greenwich Observatory is set above on the hill. Most of place was closed as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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22 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 Chippa3 | 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!