Will Palin, Conservation Director and architectural historian, will lead a walking tour of the site exploring the qualities that make this one of the finest group of baroque buildings in Europe. 

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the architectural legacy of two of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. 

The classical buildings that make up the Old Royal Naval College today were built to house the Royal Hospital for Seamen, a place of refuge for retired and injured naval veterans. One of the grandest charitable projects ever conceived, the project faced many complex design challenges that required considerable skill and invention to overcome. When it was built in the first half of the eighteenth century it was one of the most experimental, bold and sometimes controversial projects of its kind in Europe. 

An unmissable chance to explore this London landmark with an expert and consider how it shapes our landscape today. 

British Sign Language interpretation provided by Sula Gleeson. 

Cost: £15, £12 concessions, free companion ticket for visitors with disabilities

Please meet at the welcome desk in the Visitor Centre at 2:15. Click here for a map and information on how to get to the site.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

 The majority of the route is step free. If you require step-free access throughout please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected] or call us on 020 8269 4799.