Old Royal Naval College

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Old Royal Naval College was founded in 1873 and is the magnificent centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich. Previously a Royal Hospital, it's one of the most spectacular buildings in Britain, and has been featured in a number of films and tv shows from Four Weddings and a Funeral to The Crown. The majestic Painted Hall features 40,000 square feet of beautifully painted walls and ceilings, including what is often referred to as "Britain's Sistine Chapel" a Baroque masterpiece that took 19 years to complete by artist Sir James Thornhill.