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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. To visit Cutty Sark and other attractions in London, use our London journey planning tool .
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  • This boat has a great story and she's too well-told children as adults. It is easy to imagine the hellish life that should be those months on the ship, but also, what reward to bring these long-awaited treasure.
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  • The Cutty Sark is one of the most iconic landmarks in london.... it has had extensive repairs especially after the fire... instead of charging £13 per person why not halve it....more people would visi...  more »
  • Made an airfix model of the Cutty Sark as a kid and took the opportunity to see the real thing while visiting the area recently. Thankfully the ship has been well restored after the fire a few years a...  more »
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  • Didn't go there since...it reopened after refurbishment. I had a bad feeling about it. We took the kids +cousins for a guided tour. We all enjoyed it very much, learnt a lot and had great fun. The guide was amazingly good and managed to engage with everyone. Brilliant. Our boys sent out flag messages. Well done : it's a lovely place to go to!
  • Brilliant! I booked this on a whim since I was going to the Observatory anyway and I'm so glad I did. You get to walk all through the ship and it's really interesting and interactive. There are lots of tactile experiences and it's so much fun to explore the ship. I would absolutely recommend this. I enjoyed it more than the Observatory! Plus there is a nice café beneath the ship.
  • A unique museum in a beautiful location. It has a great mix of exhibits, using video, audio and hands-on stuff for the kids (which was great fun!). Standing on the deck of the ship is nice, and really allows you to consider what life was like aboard (check out the hologram crew-mate) which is important. Also it is very pram-accessible, and the staff are lovely. Highly recommend.
  • Firstly Greenwich is a great place to while away a morning for afternoon, a visit to see this old ship right in the heart of it just adds to the attraction. However for me it is just not the same, I was lucky enough to see it before its nigh on total loss in the fire. Whatever they might tell you, It's still pretty much a copy and that thought just won't leave my head. If you haven't been, go, you'll have a great day out, there is so much else to see in its vicinity anyway....
  • Enjoyed the experience with my 4 year old boy. We came by boat along the Thames which was very enjoyable using the clipper service. Toilets and shop onboard along with tray tables on every seat. The Cutty Sark is very interesting allowing access to the three levels of the ship and a cafe experience under its hull. Really cleverly done. Would loved to have spent more time there but it didn't quite hold a 4 year olds attention for very long! Great buggy access also.
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