The Old Royal Naval College
The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich Park is seen as the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich. This collection of classical buildings were overseen by some of England’s finest architects and are widely seen as some of the finest anywhere in Europe. The two key locations on the site are the beautiful Painted Hall and the neo-classical Chapel, and has lived through a number of uses, including the Royal Hospital for Seaman and the Royal Naval College, before changing to its current name in 1998.
The Painted Hall Ceiling Tours allow visitors to revel in the magnificence of the artwork painted across two decades from 1707 and 1726. This masterpiece has been compared to the work of Michelangelo on occasion, such is its intricate detail. The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is another wonderful piece of architecture, designed by James ‘Athenian’ Stuart and William Newton. It remains one of Britain’s most beautiful 18th interiors and welcomes thousands of visitors every month.
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