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Somewhat dwarfed by the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren all around them, Union flags hangoutside of The Painted Hall and The Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College and add some much needed colour to a largely white World Heritage Site.


The Painted Hall has had a colourful history; in 1806 it witnessed the laying-in-state of Admiral Nelson, it became the first National Gallery of Naval Art in 1824 and served as a rather grand dining room for trainee Royal Navy officers between 1937 and 1997.