Old Royal Naval College Painted Hall Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site London Nikhilesh Haval

This 18th-century painted ceiling is Britain's largest (image © Nikhilesh Haval)

Old Royal Naval College

Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, is home to a neoclassical chapel and the Painted Hall, which recently reopened following a major conservation project. Its enhanced undercroft space now includes a café, shop and Sackler gallery, while you can also see the foundations of Henry VIII's birthplace, Greenwich Palace. Tour options include guided talks, multimedia handsets and a kids' trail. Daily 10am-5pm. General admission free; Painted Hall adult £12, child freeEvery Thursday in August, the college is holding free, multisensory storytelling sessions for children; check for times.

23 Sep: Choral Evensong. Part of September's Totally Thames festival, this sonorous service takes place in the chapel; 5.30pm-6.30pm; free.

22-23 Oct: Free Half Term Activities. Join a Halloween-themed arts and crafts session (22 Oct, 1pm-3pm), or children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can make their own, sailor-inspired 'treasure jars' (23 Oct, 11am-1pm).

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King William Walk
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