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Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is one of London’s most famous riverside landmarks and stands on the historic site of the Tudor palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born.

Planned and designed by some of the greatest architects of the 17th and 18th centuries , including Wren, Hawksmoor, and James “Athenian” Stuart, it was originally intended as a Hospital for wounded seamen. In 1873 the hospital was transformed into a training college for the Royal Navy and finally in 1997 the site was opened to the public as a visitor attraction.
 
Today visitors can enjoy free admission to the College’s extensive grounds, the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre and the magnificent Painted Hall and Chapel. The Greenwich Tourist information is also located in Discover Greenwich, making it the ideal starting point for a day trip in Greenwich.
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