Eat, drink, shop

Eating and drinking

Whether you wish to enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Café, a drink in the Pub or a picnic in the grounds we have a range of food and drink options for you to choose from. Look out for our seasonal coffee, snacks and ice-cream pop-up stalls across our grounds.

Afternoon Tea

In the beautiful surroundings of the Undercroft, enjoy a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, alongside a selection of cakes and sweet treats. A wide choice of teas are also available and delicious milkshakes for children; alternatively fizz up your afternoon with chilled Prosecco.

Afternoon Tea must be booked in advance.


The Old Royal Naval College is home to two shops, so whether you’re looking for London and Greenwich souvenirs, gifts for a loved one, or something to remember your visit, we have you covered. All purchases make a vital contribution towards protecting our heritage for the future.

Our shop is now online – click here to explore.

Gift Experiences from the Old Royal Naval College

Treat your family and friends to a wonderful visit at the Old Royal Naval College, for them to take an historic tour and marvel at the Painted Hall. Why not add in a delicious Afternoon Tea with Prosecco or gift them a guidebook to accompany the visit.

Their gift experience will be posted direct with a special voucher, gift card and letter explaining exactly how to redeem the gift and what their visit entails.

Buy Gift Experiences here.

Discounts and special offers

London Pass

Save 10% in both shops and in the Painted Hall Café when you show your London Pass.

Discounts for Angels and Patrons

Save 10% in both shops and in the Painted Hall Café when you show a valid membership card.

Painted Hall Café

Enjoy a wide range of freshly prepared seasonal salads, sandwiches and daily hot and cold specials. Delicious cakes and selection of speciality teas are available throughout the day, alongside a range of wines and beers. All served in the newly restored Undercroft, beneath the Painted Hall.

The Old Brewery

A Young’s gastropub serving fresh, seasonal, British food sourced from around the South East of England and a fantastic range of London-brewed craft beers and London-distilled spirits. The Old Brewery also regularly hosts events and tastings.

Grab a picnic

If you have brought your own food or grabbed a picnic from the Café, why not sit on one of our lawns and enjoy the beautiful surroundings? All we ask is that you help us to keep our grounds tidy and throw away your litter in one of the designated bins.

Visitor Centre Shop

This is our largest shop selling everything from guidebooks and souvenirs, to toys for the kids. Our Visitor Centre shop is full of books, gifts, jewellery and toys.

Painted Hall Shop

Take home a souvenir of your visit to the Painted Hall or extend your knowledge with our range of books themed around Tudor, naval and Greenwich history. Product ranges include telescopes, silk scarves, stationery and ceramics.