Our on-site community
We share our historical buildings and grounds with an incredible community and on-site partners who help us to create a culturally relevant and vibrant place to be enjoyed by all.
University of Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College has been home to the University of Greenwich since 1999, with over 10,000 students studying in Queen Anne, Queen Mary and King William Courts.
The Old Royal Naval College houses the University of Greenwich's Schools of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Business, Humanities & Social Sciences and the Greenwich Maritime Institute.
The University also has outstanding sites at Avery Hill, Stockwell Street and Medway.
The former Dreadnought Seaman’s Hospital was transformed into the university library.
At the end of their studies, students graduate in the Chapel and Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College.
Greenwich Students' Union
Greenwich Students’ Union (GSU) is a membership organisation run for and by students at the University of Greenwich.
All 20,000 students of the University are members of GSU. They represent them at University levels, provide support services, and run activities and events throughout the year.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance, has been based at the Old Royal Naval College since 2001.
It is celebrated for its state-of-the-art practice rooms, studios, performance spaces and the outstanding Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts.
Trinity Laban is proud of its high-profile professorial staff who work as acclaimed soloists, belong to top London orchestras and opera companies. This passion for music results in innovative courses, fresh collaborations, exciting performances and pioneering work with communities.
Trinity Laban is the only conservatoire which offers Choral Scholarships and an Organ Scholarship for its own chapel choir.
The choir, directed by Ralph Allwood, sings on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings in the Chapel.
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The Chapel Congregation
The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is a Neoclassical masterpiece and was built by Thomas Ripley to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren.
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our Chapel services. Regular services are held throughout the week. For more information contact the Chaplain Revd Dr Robert Tobin by email at [email protected] or call the Chapel Office on 020 8269 4788.
Greenwich's Tourist Information Desk
Located in the Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre, Greenwich's Tourist Information Desk helps visitors to find out more about what to see and where to go in Maritime Greenwich.
Open daily, its staff are on hand to offer free advice and information on local attractions, tickets and help with travel and accommodation arrangements.
The desk also provides up-to-date information about disabled access accommodation.
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF)
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts and, in the words of The Guardian, makes an 'unrivalled contribution to the happiness of the people of London'.
GDIF is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in the UK.
Established by King William and Queen Mary by Royal Charter in 1694, Greenwich Hospital is an ancient Crown charity.
Today much of Greenwich town centre, Greenwich Market and part of Greenwich Pier are owned by Greenwich Hospital.
The buildings of the Old Royal Naval College are let by the Hospital on a 150-year lease to the Greenwich Foundation.
Greenwich Hospital provides charitable support, including annuities, sheltered housing and education, to serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependants. It also supports the Royal Hospital School which was founded in Greenwich in 1712 and moved to Holbrook, near Ipswich, in 1933.
It adheres to the spirit of its founding charter: the relief and support of seamen serving on board the ships or vessels belonging to the Navy Royal who by reason of Age, Wounds or other disabilities shall be incapable of further service at sea and being unable to maintain themselves.
World Heritage Site
The Old Royal Naval College, along with other key visitor attractions, is part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
In 1972 UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) agreed to identify, protect and promote the most important historical and natural places on earth for future generations.
To be included on the World Heritage List, sites must meet a number of criteria within the overall requirement to be of ‘outstanding universal value’.
DBR is a building restoration and conservation company bringing together experienced management, technicians & craftspeople to conserve our country's built heritage.
They were appointed as our conservation contractor in 2006 to provide craft maintenance for the historic building fabric. They have been providing these services for over a decade including masonry repair, metalwork conservation, traditional roofing including leadwork, and decorative finishes including lead based paints and gilding.
Company of Cooks
Award winning caterers Company of Cooks produce creative dishes for a range of iconic venues, events and visitor attractions.
They pride themselves on handmade food and on the provenance of the seasonal ingredients they use, sourced locally wherever possible.
They are always happy to work with a client to create a one-off tailor-made menu.
The Old Brewery
A Young's Brewery gastropub featuring a ravishing dining room that houses the original brewing tanks for Greenwich’s local brewery: Meantime. With the tanks situated at the head of the room, this gives you the perfect backdrop to any corporate, private party or event. It also has one of the best beer gardens in South East London, featuring an expansive outdoor terrace, again available for private hire.
The perfect spot to soak up the summer sunshine when visiting Greenwich.