Old Royal Naval College

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From Tudor Palace to the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College is a UNESCO World Heritage site with 600 years of rich history. Built on the site of the Palace of Placentia, also known as Greenwich Palace, this extraordinary building, designed by esteemed architect Sir Christopher Wren, has seen life as both a Royal Hospital and a Royal Naval College.

The 18th century buildings offer stunning architecture, some of the best views in London, and have doubled for London, Berlin and Paris through the ages. The Painted Hall, often referred to as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’ is perhaps one of the most well-known parts of the venue. Featuring 40,000 square feet of Baroque walls and ceilings. Other interesting and unusual parts of the location include a Victorian Skittle Alley in the building’s basement, and the beautiful Chapel of St Peter & St Paul.

The site can accommodate a wide range of filming, due to its iconic architecture, expansive grounds and accessibility to central London. The Old Royal Naval College has featured in many prominent productions over the years, including Les Misérables, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Oscar winning The King’s Speech, Thor II: Dark World, James Bond’s Skyfall and Netflix’s The Crown and Enola Holmes.

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