Cutty Sark

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© National Maritime Museum



© National Maritime Museum
© National Maritime Museum
© Alys Tomlinson/Time Out
© Alys Tomlinson/Time Out
© Alys Tomlinson/Time Out
© Alys Tomlinson/Time Out
Children's activity day © Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out
© Andrew Brackenbury / Time Out
© National Maritime Museum, London

The world's last surviving tea clipper was the fastest and greatest of her age. That was over a century ago now, but the Cutty Sark is certainly still a venerable sight, perched on her glass pedestal on the water's edge in Greenwich. Following a fire in 2007 the ship underwent extensive renovation, and a visit now includes the chance to stand directly underneath all 963 tonnes of her. Visitors can also discover the ship's history and explore the many cargoes that have filled the lower hold, from tea and whisky to wool and buffalo horns. The attraction also holds the world's largest collection of merchant-ship figureheads, which were donated to the Cutty Sark Society back in 1953.

The Cutty Sark is one of the attractions clustered as the Royal Museums Greenwich: the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House.

Venue name: Cutty Sark
Address: King William Walk
SE10 9HT
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Transport: Tube: Cutty Sark DLR Rail: Greenwich/ Maze Hill
Price: £13.50, £11.50 concs, £7 under-16s, free under-fives, £24-£35 family
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You can’t miss it. Standing proudly on the bank, overlooking the Thames, this glorious and magnificent ship truly knows how to grab your attention. I recommend standing there for a bit just to look at it and appreciate its beauty…

But I do not think it’s worth going in. If being able to walk underneath the ship is a great way to appreciate its size and grandeur, the inside is not as captivating or magnificent as I thought. You get round very quickly and do not learn much about boats and navigation. So save your £14 and go buy some food from the wonderful food market nearby instead!


Well worth a visit with iconic and beautiful surroundings! If you are lucky enough to go in the evening, it is a truly beautiful view looking on wards to the city with spectacular lights and skyline. It is really fun and interactive, a complete digital experience with a discover by play attitude.

Worth a look :)


Silent disco at the cutty sark is fab, it runs a few times a year. So keep your eyes peeled for tickets. It's great music and drinks and not too packed. A real fun night out and an amazing setting.


Cutty sark is definitely the most impressive ship that you will see all over London. It's great idea being able to go inside and wander across the whole structure from both inside and on decks. The exhibition isn't something special (you need less than half an hour to see it all) and the ticket is too expensive just to enter. I wouldn't suggest paying for that. Just go there/spend some time watching/realizing the scale of this ship and for what it was made for.


What a fantastic place to take the kids if you haven't been to Greenwich you simply must! Great Vibe.