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Cutty Sark, London

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The last surviving tea clipper (cargo sailing ship designed for speed) built before the advent of steam-engine ships, Cutty Sark offers a colorful look at British maritime history. Walk aboard to learn the boat's story--and that of tea clippers in general--through interactive displays. Head down to the hold to see where the ship kept its cargo. If you get hungry, eat in the Even Keel Cafe. The soups, deli sandwiches, and chocolate fudge cake likely represent much finer fare than the ship's sailors enjoyed over a century ago. The lower hold is now a studio theater, so check the schedule if you want to see a performance in this unique venue. Buy admission tickets for the ship online before your visit, because tickets at the entrance sometimes sell out. Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London vacation planner, to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Cutty Sark.
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  • 35 quid for family ticket for an attraction you spend about half an hour in absolute rip off. Contrast with Portsmouth historic dockyard (60 quid, takes full day to see even 90%, and you can come back...  more »
  • Striking attraction jumps straight out at you from the Greenwich sky line! Very interactive, lots of fun things for kids to do, just release them and let them play! You can cram all sorts into a day o...  more »
  • Excellent experience for a sunny day . Walk around and watching the ducks and ships over Themes river  more »
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  • Good museum documenting not only the ship itself but the trades it supported. You do need to pay to get in though which can put people off. Worth the money though.
  • I've visited many different ship displays in the past, but this one is rather unique in that after your tour is over with, you can go down to the bottom level and actually walk underneath the ship! The presentations, displays and media guides are well done and informative. Walking along the deck of the ship, you get an interesting feel for what it was like to sail on this ship back in the day. There are very knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions, the gift shop is filled with Cutty Sark gifts and the cafe is pretty decent as well, especially if it's cold outside.
  • Brilliant piece of history saved for the nation by a generous benefactor. I never knew that tea trips to China took 10 months! And how they could sleep in those tiny bunks I'll never know.
  • Love the place, so Zen. Exhibits in and out and people working there über polite and helpful. Bit busy on weekends but it's easy to manage crowds and avoid them.
  • Much better experience than I imagined before going. Nice short film about the history of it. Short but explanatory panels about the history of the boat which makes the visit informative while not boring