45 Minutes

Arrive by river with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers or DLR and make every minute count at the Old Royal Naval College. Make your way to the Painted Hall shop in the King William Undercroft where you can pick up your tickets and map before heading upstairs into the main attraction.

The best way to uncover the secrets of the Painted Hall in a short space of time is to take part in one of our expert-led Painted Hall tours. Covering the stories of the Painted Hall, how it came to be, and what it represents, this tour will delight anyone with an interest in our history and stories, and ensures you see the highlights of the hall. Your tour guide will be happy to stay around at the conclusion of the tour to answer any of your burning questions, so if you can spare a couple of minutes, ask away!

By now you will be ready to head on to the next part of your day, but before you do, make sure to have a quick browse of the Painted Hall shop before you leave. It is full of lovely products to suit all budgets, from notebooks and pencils, to silk scarves and umbrellas, as well as a large range of books, you are sure to find the perfect thing to remember your visit.

Alternative Travel Options

In addition to arriving by river or DLR, you can travel by train into Greenwich Station. Mainline rail services run from Cannon Street, London Bridge and Dartford to Greenwich (South Eastern) and twice an hour (once an hour at weekends) from Luton, West Hampstead, Kings Cross St Pancras, Farringdon, Blackfriars and stations from Rainham, Kent (Thameslink). The Old Royal Naval College is also a short walk from Maze Hill Station.

Those arriving at the Old Royal Naval College by coach, can use the drop-off point in Stockwell Street (SE10 9JN). There is free coach parking on Norman Road (SE10) and Charlton Way (SE3). Paid coach parking can be found on Park Row/Romney Road (SE10 9NL).