The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
Important Information
Opening Times:

Entry Available: Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Entry to Grounds Available: Daily 8:00am – 11:00pm

Location: The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, London, SE10 9NN

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College will be closing at 3:30pm on Saturday 3rd September, Saturday 15th October and Monday 12th December

Please note the Painted Hall will be closing early on the following dates:
Saturday 10th September 2022 – closing at 4pm
Saturday 17th September 2022 – closing at 3.30pm
Wednesday 21st September 2022 – closing at 3pm
Sunday 9th October 2022 – closing at 3.30pm
Saturday 3rd December 2022 – closing at 3.30pm

Please note:

Further to the latest UK government announcement, you must wear a face covering (unless exempt) for entry into this attraction. You will be refused entry without one.


Discover this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site in London and winner of Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit England Awards in 2020. Its magnificent architecture and beautiful riverside setting reveals an extraordinary 500-year history.

Explore the peaceful riverside location and Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic architecture. The stunning buildings and grounds are where great stories unfold from kings and queens to heroic lives and creative geniuses, from Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I to Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson.

Experience ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, Sir James Thornhill’s breathtaking Baroque Painted Hall and discover 40,000 square feet of awe-inspiring paintings, the newly renovated Nelson Room, the glorious Chapel of St Peter and Paul, and the Skittle Alley where you can try your hand at Victorian bowling.

It is a place of art and culture where you can enjoy a Film and TV tour of “the most popular filming location in the world” - a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Old Royal Naval College as the setting for hundreds of blockbuster films and TV series including Pirates of the Caribbean, Les Misérables, Cruella, The Crown and Bridgerton.

Join daily talks and tours given by our expert guides.

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
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