Did You Know London Has Its Own Sistine Chapel?

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Did You Know London Has Its Own Sistine Chapel?

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Old Royal Naval College.

Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College's stunning Painted Hall is a must-see. It's one of Europe's best Baroque interiors, and for a limited time, you have the chance to scale 60ft and view the incredible artwork on the ceilings up-close.

The Painted Hall Ceiling Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ascend a viewing platform and admire the images like never before. It's all part of a major restoration project aiming to return the paintings to their former glory. When you take the tour, you'll also get a chance to see the conservators at work.

Usually, visitors would have to take in the ceiling's artwork from afar, way down on the ground, but this tour is a chance to explore the intricacy and detail of the paintings properly.

The Painted Hall was lavishly decorated between 1707 -1726, and is so impressive that critics refer to it as 'London's very own Sistine Chapel'. Book onto the hour-long Painted Hall Ceiling Tour and decide for yourself — you'll have to have a head for heights and be ready to pop on a hardhat.

Find out more about these exclusive tours, and get in quick, as the chance to see these paintings up close is only available until September 2017.

Last Updated 07 July 2017