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Old Royal Naval College wins Best Historic Venue at London for Groups Awards


Thu 22 Feb 24

Old Royal Naval College wins in Best Historic Venue category at the London For Groups Awards recognising London venues who have excelled in their visitor offer.  

The Old Royal Naval College is an extraordinary destination encompassing a 17-acre estate with a fascinating 600 years of history. The magnificent Painted Hall is only one of many reasons tour group operators bring groups to the Maritime UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The beautiful riverside location, combined with the spectacular architecture designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the expertly-guided tours that explore over 600 years of history are key draws for a half or a full day itinerary in the heart of Greenwich.  

Matthew Mees, Chief Executive, Old Royal Naval College, said, “It is always an honour to be recognised by our peers and experts in the travel trade community for an award. Thank you to all our staff, volunteers and partners who made this possible. Your tireless commitment and passion to making the Old Royal Naval College such a special must-see place to visit, is worthy of this accolade. I am proud to say we work hard every day to create a place for everyone – whether you appreciate heritage or architecture or are a history enthusiast or an art lover or simply someone who wants to explore Greenwich.”

Old Royal Naval College’s flexible approach to group visits includes bespoke private tours, pre-opening or evening access to the Painted Hall alongside working with our visitor experience team to arrange themed content and catering packages on request. 

The London for Groups Awards took place on 20 February 2024 and brought together the best of the travel industry honouring historic venues, museums and galleries, bars and those who have shone with their visitor offer.  

Team Leader, Judith Scott (left) and Travel Trade Executive, Gill Bell (right) attended the ceremony.

Discounted rates and special packages are available for groups of 10+ people. Visit our dedicated group pages to find out more.