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  • London Explorer Pass

    1. London Explorer Pass

    Save time and money with a London Explorer Pass and create your own itinerary in the city. Redeem your Explorer credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attraction visits from a selection of over 50 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences and more. Save up to 39% on regular door prices. Each attraction visit equals 1 credit used. It’s that simple. Choose from a host of participating venues, including the Tower of London, the Shard, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a handy guidebook to plan your stay and learn your way around the city. There’s no need to decide what attractions you want to see in advance, as you’ll have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following list: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS• 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tour• Tower of London• The View from the Shard• Kensington Palace• Shakespeare’s Globe ...

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  • London: Old Royal Naval College Visit and Painted Hall Tour

    2. London: Old Royal Naval College Visit and Painted Hall Tour

    Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Painted Hall is known as the UK’s very own Sistine Chapel and newly reopened in 2019 following a 2-year restoration project. With your guide, discover Old Royal Naval College that houses the Pained Hall, admire the beauty of its magnificent interiors, wander its atmospheric grounds and courtyards, and hear the stories of the people who made this place their home. Visit the Nelson Room and listen to talks about the fascinating masterpiece, as well as exhibits that allow you to get up close and personal with hands-on treasure chests filled with exquisite objects inspired by the Painted Hall. The tour also includes access to the new Sackler Gallery, where you can learn about the many characters, including gods and heroes, that are painted onto the ceiling. Learn about the Old Royal Naval College and how it was built in 1692 as a home for returning sea...

    The audio visual guide is excellent. You can lie back on the seats in the hall so that you can properly study the details of the paintings. If you have booked a 10am tour, don't arrive too early as there is no sign of life until a couple of minutes before that.

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    3. Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    Described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits on 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside. Early arrival and visit Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague that was raging in London during his reign. Upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history behind this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have! Next up, embark on a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at the cathedral’s spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Then, tantalize your taste buds with a traditional two-cour...

    The tour guide was so knowledgeable and did her best to make sure everyone was enjoying the trip. This tour was a great value, and I will definitely recommend!!

  • Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour

    4. Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour

    Starting at the Greenwich Visitor Centre, you'll walk along the River Thames towards the nearby Old Royal Naval College, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. See the famous Painted Hall, with its magnificent murals and painted ceiling, and other important sites of the Old Royal Naval College. From there you will walk up to the world famous Greenwich Royal Observatory, site of the Prime Meridian. Here visitors will see the line that divides the Western and Eastern hemispheres of the globe. Another highlight here are the unique clocks that occupy the Observatory museum, designed by Harrison, which eventually solved the "longitude" problem for seafarers. Following the visit to the Observatory, walk down to the largest maritime museum in the world: the National Maritime Museum. Britain's seafaring past and history as a naval power is on showcase here. You'll have the opportunity to ...

    We had the best time. A perfect blend of seeing amazing things, learning new things and exercise. We love Graham our guide - nothing was too much trouble, and he's super nice too. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • The "Best of Greenwich" Day Tour

    5. The "Best of Greenwich" Day Tour

    The 'Best of Greenwich' day tour is both informative and fun. It's an entertaining and eco-friendly way to experience the magic of maritime Greenwich. See the amazing Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College, where movies such as Johnny Depp's 'On Stranger Tides' were filmed. Marvel at the elegance of Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture, the same architect who also designed St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Straddle the Prime Meridian - the very center of world time and space - at the Greenwich Royal Observatory. See the amazing clocks of John Harrison, the man who would eventually solve the " longitudinal problem " for mankind. Climb aboard the magnificent tea clipper Cutty Sark, now fully restored to her original splendor. Appreciate the naval and maritime paintings at Queen's House. You'll also get to enjoy a lovely pub lunch by the River Thames. Put on your favorite walking shoes...

  • London: Private "The Crown" Film Locations Car Tour

    6. London: Private "The Crown" Film Locations Car Tour

    See the settings for where Elizabeth married Prince Phillip and where King George VI’s funeral was held prior to Elizabeth being crowned Queen. Later, explore the settings for Buckingham Palace and the dramatic façade for the gala scene with the Queen and Prince Phillip adorned in tiara and tux. Your expert guide will bring the incredible royal history to life as you follow in the footsteps of the much-loved Claire Foy and Matt Smith. You will discover Lancaster House, which commissioned by the "Grand Old’ Duke of York" was a former home of nobility and high society. Today the house is run by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for hosting stylish events. You will then move on to explore Southwark Cathedral, an impressive Gothic-style cathedral which has been a place of worship for over 1,000 years and was the film location for the funeral of Elizabeth’s father, King George VI. Afterwa...

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What people are saying about Old Royal Naval College

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 205 reviews

The audio visual guide is excellent. You can lie back on the seats in the hall so that you can properly study the details of the paintings. If you have booked a 10am tour, don't arrive too early as there is no sign of life until a couple of minutes before that.

It was an amazing experience, outside of this world! The audio guide was very helpful and convenient! I felt like I didn't want to leave there, a fusion of art and history all over!

The most amazing guides and staff. So informative, friendly, and efficient. Fabulous day. So fascinating and interesting. Brilliantly run. Highly recommend!

The tour of the college was very informative and then you get an audio guide for going into the Painted Hall

It was breathtakingly beautiful, it was worth seeing it, its better to see it in person