Temporary Closure

Following the government’s announcement of the new lockdown, the Old Royal Naval College will be closing temporarily from Thursday 5th November. We will reopen our doors on Thursday 3rd December, subject to government guidance. Find Out More

Film still from The Duchess

Film and TV location

Currently starring as Buckingham Palace in The Crown, the Old Royal Naval College makes regular appearances in film and TV productions 

The Old Royal Naval College regularly features in major film and TV productions. In fact, so many films have been shot here that Empire magazine called us ‘the most popular filming location in the world’.

The Crown, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Les Misérables are just a few of the blockbusters filmed here recently.

Filming inside the Painted Hall

In Indiscreet (1958), one of the earliest films to be shot here, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman waltz the night away in the Painted Hall.

The west wall is the backdrop for a scene in The Madness of King George (1994). It is particularly well-chosen as these paintings depict George I, the great grandfather of King George III, surrounded by his family.

The Painted Hall can currently be seen in The Crown on Netflix.

Step into the film set, visit the Painted Hall.

Film still from The Crown Season 3.

Film still from Thor The Dark World

Filming on the Grounds

Our iconic riverside grounds have provided the setting for some of the most memorable scenes in recent cinema.

A climactic battle scene in Thor: The Dark World (2013) involved a gigantic spacecraft crashing into lower grand square.

During the filming of Les Misérables (2012) a gigantic elephant stood in the grounds for several weeks.

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Thor The Dark World - Dark Elves (2013) © Disney Inc Marvel

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