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Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN, T: 020 8269 4799

Plan your visit

How to find us 

We're just a short journey away from Centre London in Zone 2, and are the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

The nearest station is Cutty Sark DLR which takes 20 minutes to get to from Bank. Alternatively Greenwich rail station is an 8 minute journey from London Bridge, or you can travel the scenic way via boat along the Thames to Greenwich Pier.  

Our address is: 
Old Royal Naval College 
SE10 9NN

Visitor Centre entrance

Travel options

By Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 

Cutty Sark DLR is a three minute walk away from the Old Royal Naval College. The DLR provides transport links from London Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo and City lines), Monument (District and Circle line), Canary Wharf (Jubilee line), Tower Gateway, Lewisham, Stratford and Limehouse. 

By London Underground

Take the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf and change to the Docklands Light Railway. You can also take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich (the O2) and then take either bus 188 or 129 which stops outside the Old Royal Naval College on Romney Road.

By river

Arrive in style and travel past London landmarks with regular riverboat services to Greenwich Pier which is located directly outside our grounds and our Visitor Centre. 

Boats leave regularly from London Eye, Westminster, Embankment and Tower Piers. Journey time is approximately 30-40 minutes from Central London. Boats also run between Greenwich Pier and the 02 at North Greenwich Pier. 

By train

Greenwich Station only takes 8 minutes to get to from London Bridge. From Greenwich Station, the Old Royal Naval is a short 10 minute stroll away through Greenwich town centre. 

Mainline rail services run from Cannon Street, London Bridge and Dartford to Greenwich (South Eastern) as well as twice an hour (once an hour at weekends) from Luton, West Hampstead, Kings Cross St Pancras, Farringdon, Blackfriars and stations from Rainham, Kent (Thameslink).

You can also take the DLR from Greenwich Station for one stop to Cutty Sark DLR. 

By bus

Buses 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286 and 386 all stop nearby to the Old Royal Naval College 

Bus Route
129 North Greenwich (O2) – Greenwich
177 Peckham – New Cross – Deptford Bridge – Greenwich – Woolwich - Thamesmead
180 Lewisham – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood – Thamesmead
188 Russell Square – Aldwych – Waterloo – Elephant and Castle – Surrey Quays - Greenwich
199 Canada Water – Greenwich – Lewisham – Catford
286 Sidcup – Eltham – Kidbrooke – Greenwich
386 Woolwich – Shooters Hill – Greenwich (Mon – Sat)

On foot

The Old Royal Naval College can be approached from Greenwich and Maze Hill stations, Greenwich and Cutty Sark DLR stations, Greenwich Pier or local bus stations on foot. 

We are located in the heart of Greenwich, next to the Cutty Sark ship and Greenwich Market, and are opposite Queen's House and the National Maritime Museum. 

There are also many scenic walks that take you to and around Greenwich. The Tourist Information Desk located in our Visitor Centre have maps available highlighting some of the best walks around the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. 

By bicycle

A dedicated cycle path through the Old Royal Naval College runs right along the riverside. The cycle path runs from the Lewin Gate at Cutty Sark Gardens to the Trafalgar Gate at Park Row.

If you are cycling, please stay to the cycle path or dismount when journeying down the other paths and roadways to avoid collisions with pedestrians. There are cycle racks outside the Visitor Centre and The Old Brewery.

By car

From the north use M25 via the A2 or M11/A12 Blackwall Tunnel.

Please note that there is limited parking in Greenwich, particularly at weekends. There are many alternative modes of public transport. Paid car parking is sited in Park Row (SE10 9NL) and Cutty Sark Gardens. 

View of ORNC domes