Special Offers

News

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours, Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours, Kids Go Free

About the Royal Hospital for Seamen & Painted Hall The Royal Hospital for Seaman at Greenwich was built under the instructions of Mary II. Mary had been inspired by the sight of injured sailors returning from the Battle of La Hogue in 1692 & wanted to provide a naval counterpart to the Chelsea Hospital for soldiers. The new hospital was designed by Sir Christopher Wren & his assistant Nicolas Hawksmoor. The original design featured a large structure topped by an enormous dome, Mary II ordered that the buildings be split to preserve the view from the Queens House (completed in 1935 by Inigo Jones). The new design for the Royal Hospital featured four main wings & two smaller domes. Queen Mary Court housed the hospitals Chapel & King William Court housed the painted hall. James Thornhill & the Painted Hall The young artist James Thornhill was commissioned to decorate the painted hall, the agreed price for the work was £1 per square yard for the walls & £3 per square yard for the ceiling. After 20 years Thornhill had finished one of the largest painted ceilings in Northern Europe at 40,000 square foot. The masterpiece earned him a fortune &

Read More »
M.V Thomas Doggett | Viscount Cruises / Thames River Services

50% off Thames River Services Tickets this Half-Term

Thames River Services are offering 50% off all tickets for trips taken between selected dates during the February Half-Term. Click the link below to visit the Thames River Services website and claim your 50% off code. Visit Website Key Dates During Half-Term Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February – 50% off all Trips Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th – No Service to Greenwich Pier Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th February – 50% off all Trips Greenwich Pier Closure Greenwich Pier will be closed on the following dates in February. This closure is part of London River Services & Transport for London’s essential works maintaining Greenwich Pier. There will be no services to Greenwich Pier on the following dates. Monday 19th February 2018 Tuesday 20th February 2018 Tuesday 27th February 2018 Wednesday 28th February 2018 Winter Timetable (Operating 2nd January-28th February 2018) Westminster Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier  10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30* *Does not operate during January & February. St. Katharine Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier  10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 15:50* *Does not operate during January & February. Greenwich Pier Departures To St. Katharine Pier & Westminster  11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00,

Read More »
en_GBEnglish (UK)
es_ESEspañol en_GBEnglish (UK)