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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…
Situated in the middle of Britain maritime history (museum and naval academy), and by Royal Greenwich Park (planetarium).
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…
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,
Visit Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time. Now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London. The Cutty Sark is the only remaining original Clipper ship in the World and is preserved in Greenwich, London. She was built in 1869 and served as a…
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.
Visit Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time! Now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London easily accessible with the Thames Clipper boat!
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