Greenwich’s popular Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich is about to receive its millionth visitor since the grounds were opened to the public with free admission.

The Royal Navy left in 1997 and now the grounds are open free daily 8am to 6pm. The chapel and Painted Hall are usually open free as well.

Next summer will see a new Greenwich Pier for river passengers.

2012 will see the Cutty Sark back as a landmark behind the pier, the St Alphege celebrations and, of course, the Olympics which are to be held partly in Greenwich.

St Alphege, who was Archbishop of Canterbury, was martyred in 1012 at Greenwich by Viking raiders.

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