Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College
The fabulous Painted Hall and Chapel

Just minutes away from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events.

Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece, considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO).

Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling.

Painted between 1707 and 1726, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College hides many surprises. During a major conservation project, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast masterpiece up close.

The Painted Hall is currently closed for events because of major conservation work and will reopen in later 2018 / early 2019. During the conservation period the Admiral’s House and Queen Mary Undercroft are still available for hire.


Events Spaces


Name of Room/SpaceReceptionDinnerDinner & DanceTheatreBoardroomClassroomCabaretExhibition Space (m2)
Painted Hall400400*400686
Queen Mary Undercroft35020018023040100483
King William Undercroft1501201802304060229
Discover Greenwich260
Admiral’s House Hawksmoor2518
Admiral’s House Webb Room6050*50253059
Admiral’s House Yenn Room1510*151024
Admiral’s House Hardwick Room7060*70303665
Admiral’s House Wren Room6050*60253058
Admiral’s House Kay Room1510*151031

*Other rooms are used for dancing