The finest dining hall in Europe: The Painted Hall

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Painted Hall (Old Royal Navy College Greenwich) is often described as the ‘finest dining hall in Europe’.

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It was during the bank holiday weekend that I discovered the beautiful Old Royal Navy College Greenwich. The Painted Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. It was originally intended as an eating space for the naval veterans who lived here at the Royal Hospital for Seamen. Its exuberant wall and ceiling decorations are by James Thornhill and pay tribute to British maritime power.

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