Film & TV Location Tour at the Old Royal Naval College

Activity code: ORNC

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  • Join your live guide for a tour of the famous filming locations
  • A fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of locations used in multiple shows
  • Called “the most popular filming location in the world” by Empire magazine
  • Uncover which famous TV progammes and films have featured 


The Old Royal Naval College and grounds have been used in many TV series and films that we have all watched. This 60-minute guided tour of the famous riverside and Painted Hall locations will take you behind-the-scenes for you to get a first-hand experience of what Empire magazine called “the most popular filming location in the world.”

Having played a starring role as Buckingham Palace in Netflix’s The Crown, you will get a chance to stand on the actual filming location. This was also the scene used as the 19th century French capital Paris in the film version of Les Misérables, and more recently as the backdrop for the award-winning TV period drama series Bridgerton.

Discover which famous couple waltzed the night away in the Painted Hall in the classic 1958 film Indiscreet. See where in 2011 Meryl Streep portrayed the former British Prime Minster Lady Margaret Thatcher in the hard hitting film The Iron Lady, and where Emma Stone took on the role of Cruella in Disney’s 2021.

1994 was also a busy year for filming at The Old Royal Naval College, with the setting seeing Nigel Hawthorne became King George in The Madness of King George. Who can forgot those famous lines spoken by Rowan Atkinson, “Repeat after me, I do take thee, Lydia Jane Hibbott, to be my awful wedded wife,” in Four Weddings and a Funeral, that very same year. 

Entry to the famous Painted Hall is also included in the price of your ticket.

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What's Included

  • Tickets include entry to the Painted Hall, the Nelson Room, the Chapel, the Victorian Skittle Alley*
  • Multimedia guides along with other talks and tours


Please Note:
  • You are encouraged to wear a face covering, particularly in crowded or enclosed spaces.
  • Cancellations made 72 hours before the visit date or more will be offered a full refund. Cancellations made after this time can not be offered a refund.
  • *Subject to opening, please check on arrival.