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Old Royal Naval College

London SE10 9NN, England
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The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpiece and one of London's most popular attractions. The iconic buildings stand on the site of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII's favourite royal residence, and were originally designed as a refuge for old and injured sailors. The buildings and grounds are open daily and include the Painted Hall, Chapel and Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. Admission is free.
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London SE10 9NN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is NOT a review of the ORNC but of the extremely disappointing WINTER TIME FESTIVAL held within its grounds. £15 each fit a walk round an area with over priced food and drink plus a glimpse of some skaters. The stalls were limited to...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed yesterday

It's many years since I have been to this museum and it has radically changed. It provides far less depth and is far more child friendly. it's pleasant to walk around but it no longer provides much for the expert. The Jutland exhibition was excellent.

Thank PhileasFoggontour
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good value for money tour. Headphones allow you to hear the interesting and knowledgeable guide. Lockers to leave your belongings while you walk up the 67 temporary steps to the false floor just a few feet from the painted ceiling. Chilly if the weather...More

Thank cad35
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a local resident, I was offered the opportunity to book tickets ahead of the general sale as far back as summer. I looked in to it, and couldn't see what the £15 entrance fee actually got you. When the tickets were reduced to £10...More

2  Thank ZoeG19
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was immediately apparent that whoever organized this 1) does not have children and 2) has a large number of unpaid gambling debts. Adult tickets are £15 to access about 20 overpriced stalls (half of which were closed), a silent disco (where 1 dude from...More

1  Thank andrea g
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I feel compelled to write a review as I was utterly disappointed with the event on 10th Dec. I was looking forward to the Christmas market and stalls, only about one third were open. The Father Christmas show was an absolute joke, all the children...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well. What can I say? Thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and felt it good value for the children and adult alike. The stands were great if a little pricey but all good quality stuff . The silent night disco was quiet. Now there’s a surprise !!...More

Thank Ivor B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Winter Festival at the Old Royal Naval College (10 December 2017) and could not have felt more ripped off for our £16 entry (£82 total). It was an incredibly underwhelming experience, having had family come up to London for the day...More

3  Thank Harry H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute disgrace. £15 per person entry and an extra £5 if you want to skate. For a screening of the Snowman. The shops and bar are expensive. Save yourself £15 and shop in the adjacent covered market area. This event is an...More

3  Thank MarkandMatt
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing. You can look close enough to see the paintings very close. You're never disappointed. Go and see.

Thank Hiroshi H
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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Nicola R
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Jackie D | Reviewed this property |
You cannot park in the college grounds. There is an expensive car park at the other end of the college. It would be much better to park at the hotel. Besides it's lovely to walk to it as there's so much to see around there... More
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Chippa368 | Reviewed this property |
Cutty Sark (DLR) is across the road.
March 2, 2017|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Hi p0llyanna17, we recommend checking out the Visit Greenwich website for recommendations on places to stay. We hope you enjoy your stay in Greenwich!