This 1696 neoclassical complex, primarily the work of Wren, is mostly used by a university but offers two main sights: the Painted Hall and the Chapel. The Painted Hall has incredible paintings by Sir James Thornhill that took nearly 2 decades to complete. It was the setting for the funeral of Admiral Nelson, but it may never have looked more glorious than today, because a 2013 restoration removed years of candle grime and even crusty food splatters from rowdy pensioners’ banquets. The Chapel, in the Greek Revival style, is the work of James Stuart. Tours by accredited guides run daily at 11:30am and 2pm. If the ORNC’s stately symmetry rings a bell, that’s because it was used as a stand-in for Paris in the movie musical Les Misérables. It’s also where you’ll find Meantime Brewing Company (www.meantimebrewing.london), one of the city’s hottest microbrewers and a supplier of restaurants across the city. It has plenty of garden space where you can kick back with very stiff pints.
Old Royal Naval College
Our Rating Hours Grounds daily 8am–6pm, buildings daily 10am–5pm, Royal Chapel opens Sun at 11am for worship Transportation Tube: Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich river ferry, or Greenwich National Rail Phone 020/8269-4799, 90 min., £5 adults, free admission for children under 16 Prices Free Web site Old Royal Naval College
MapGreenwich, SE10 London
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