Blockbuster Film Tours at the Old Royal Naval College

Blockbuster Film Tours at the Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

Available to 30 March 2025

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What else is on at Old Royal Naval College?

Check out 1 location, with over 100 films at the Old Royal Naval College!

Find out what makes the Old Royal Naval College “one of the most popular film locations in the world” and some trade secrets as to how it's done!

The site has nearly 100 years of filming history and this tour will not only take you around the iconic riverside grounds, but also inside to see the magnificent Painted Hall where so many famous scenes have been filmed and into the exquisite Chapel, the star of a fair few stunning wedding scenes.

Find out why location managers have chosen the Old Royal Naval College as the setting for some of the most memorable scenes in major film and TV productions.

The remarkable highlights at Royal Naval College:

  • The exact spot where Buckingham Palace was recreated for The Crown (2016 – present).
  • The setting for revolutionary Paris in Les Misérables (2012).
  • Old Royal Naval College’s heroic role as a crashed spacecraft battleground in Thor: The Dark World (2013).
  • The romantic waltz of a handsome couple in the iconic scene from Indiscreet, filmed in a replica Painted Hall in 1958.
  • The outstanding performances of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s 2021 delve into the villainess’ backstory.
  • The exact spot where Rowan Atkinson delivered the classic line, “Repeat after me, I do take thee, Lydia Jane Hibbott, to be my awful wedded wife,” in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

One of the best historical days out in Greenwich 

You’ll embark on a captivating journey through almost 100 years of filming, including some of the most unforgettable cinematic moments shot on our picturesque riverside grounds and inside the awe-inspiring Painted Hall. 

The team of knowledgeable guides will reveal the tricks of the trade and share intriguing behind-the-scenes tales that will leave you amazed.

What's been filmed at the Old Royal Naval College?

  • The Crown
  • James Bond’s Skyfall
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
  • Les Miserables
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 4
  • Bridgerton, and many more!

Not a film fan? No worries! Get your tickets for the Painted Hall here instead and explore the beauty of the Old Royal Naval College from a different angle!

College Way,
Greater London SE10 9NN
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How to Find Us

By Train

Greenwich Station is only 8 minutes by train from London Bridge. Old Royal Naval College is also a short walk from Maze Hill train 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).

You can also take the DLR from Greenwich Station for one stop to Cutty Sark DLR.

By Bus

129 North Greenwich (O2) – Greenwich
177 Peckham – New Cross – Deptford Bridge – Greenwich – Woolwich – Thamesmead
180 Lewisham – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood – Thamesmead
188 Russell Square – Aldwych – Waterloo – Elephant and Castle – Surrey Quays – Greenwich
199 Canada Water – Greenwich – Lewisham – Catford
286 Sidcup – Eltham – Kidbrooke – Greenwich
386 Woolwich – Shooters Hill – Greenwich (Mon – Sat)

By London Underground 

Take the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf and change to the DLR. You can also take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich (the O2) and then take either bus 188 or 129 which stop outside the Old Royal Naval College on Romney Road.

By Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Cutty Sark DLR is a three minute walk away from the Old Royal Naval College.

The DLR connects to a number of other transport options at the following stations:

London Underground (Tube): change at Bank to connect to Central, Northern and Waterloo and City lines. You can also change at Bank for Monument station which connects to the District and Circle lines. Canary Wharf connects to the Jubilee line. You can change at Tower Gateway for District and Circle lines from Tower Hill station.
Trains: Lewisham, Stratford, Limehouse and Greenwich all connect to different train lines which connect to a number of railway lines connecting London with the surrounding areas.

  • Undercroft Café
  • The Old Brewery pub
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shops

Yes, the minimum age for this tour is 5 years.

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