King William Undercroft

The King William Undercroft, with its elegant columns and vaulted ceiling, provides the perfect space to enjoy a delicious lunch or cream tea if you are visiting as part of a group.

It is located beneath the Painted Hall and was originally designed as a dining hall for Greenwich Pensioners when the ORNC was the Royal Hospital for Seamen. It has provided a venue for entertaining and dining since 1750s and today it is run by Ampersand.

Reservations for a minimum of 10 guests to a maximum of 120 can be made. Please note at least 5 days notice must be given for bookings of this exclusive space.

To make a booking for group catering call 020 8269 2131 or email

Queen Mary Undercroft 

The Queen Mary Undercroft is located beneath the Chapel. This elegant space, with its stone columns and wood flooring, was used as a dining area for over 640 Greenwich Pensioners in 18th century when the ORNC was the Royal Hospital for Seamen. 

Today it is used by students from the University of Greenwich as a rather luxurious dining space during the day. In the evening it is transformed into a private hire venue. This is an ideal space for drinks receptions, presentations and exhibitions.

For more information on spaces and capacities see venue hire, call 020 8269 2131 or email

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