What to see

Discover historic splendour and spectacle

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours

Book now to ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of London’s largest painted ceiling.


Author: Andrew Thompson


Designed by James "Athenian" Stuart, the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is one of the finest eighteenth century interiors in the UK and regularly holds services and music concerts.

Grounds and Gardens

The grounds of the Old Royal Naval College offer stunning architecture and some of the best views in London.


Author: Andrew Thompson

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  • Behind the Scenes: The Chapel Dome

    The forgotten spaces within the dome of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel offer an intriguing cross-section of the site’s history. Explore behind the scenes with Tom Ryley, our communications officer. Read more

  • Crabs spotted in the Chapel

    The chapel is filled with a host of intricate naval details. Interpretation assistant Matilde Martinetti unearths some of these details and their artistic meaning. Read more

  • The Painted Hall in Pictures: January

    After a break for Christmas, work has rocketed ahead in the lower hall. Read more