The Cutty Sark is is a must-see as an emblem of Greenwich, whether you admire from the outside or take a historic tour on board.
Raised off the ground and surrounded by glass on the Thames riverbank in Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is the world’s last surviving tea clipper. This 19th century boat used to sail to China and back, bringing back a cargo of tea in exchange for other goods. Today, you can climb aboard and explore the…
The cheapest way to visit the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark is to book the Day Explorer ticket online (£25 adult, £12.50 child). The Cutty Sark was the fastest square-rigged ship and the last of its kind before steamships came in. The 'tea race' was a race between tea importers, which meant the…
Can be accessed via DLR from Island Gardens to Cutty Sark or go on foot via the Greenwich foot tunnel, which goes under the Thames river to be greeted on board to a historic (fast) sailing ship that once channelled the sea oceans trading tea.
Situated in the middle of Britain maritime history (museum and naval academy), and by Royal Greenwich Park (planetarium).
Great spot in the Heart of Historic Greenwich and close to Thames Walk and historic foot tunnel under the river
Launched on 22 November 1869 in Dumbarton, Scotland, it embarked on its maiden voyage from London to Shanghai on 16 February 1870. On its first voyage, Cutty Sark carried ‘large amounts of wine, spirits and beer’, and came back from Shanghai loaded with 1.3 million pounds of tea. There are some…
One of the fastest Tea clippers in the world. The tour of this great ship is a wonderful immersive experience,
“Sunday’s morning walks are the best, freshest ingredients, baked breads and more.”
“500 years of maritime history packed into one fantastic space. Hands-on exhibits make it fun for younger kids but this is definitely an all-ages attraction. Battles and boats galore plus free themed talks. (2 restaurants) ages: 3+ tube: Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR) open: 10:00 to 17:00 costs: Free”
“Another of my favourite places. Visit the Greenwich Meridian (dateline) where time begins and ends. Where else can you be in both the eastern and western hemispheres at the same time?”
“Independent cinema showing mainstream to foreign films, with a bar and 2 restaurants.”
“Amazing royal park I always feel relax when coming here. There's a deer park, flower garden, tennis courts, Meridian line and the Royal Observatory. From the top of the park you can see stunning views. It is open until 9pm in Summer where you can catch a beautiful sunset.”