This reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s sixteenth-century flagship galleon will give you a taste of what Tudor sailors had to deal with. Its Elizabethan crew will tell you tales of uncomfortable nights on bare decks and the brutal punishment imposed on those who pinched extra rations. Landlubbers can fire the guns and raise the anchor as part of the guided tours, and there are even pirate tours for younger visitors.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Monday September 19 2016) may not seem like a key date for the diary, but shiver me timbers, you'd be a fool to miss out on this day of swag in September. Pop down to your nearest fancy dress shop, befriend a parrot and round up your crew for some 'land ahoy!', 'avast!' and treasure-hunting antics. Here are some great London activities to do on International Talk Like a Pirate Day - and don't forget to check out other quirky things to do in London.