Boats to visit in London - London tips

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Do you like boats and are you passionate about maritime history? Here are 3 visit suggestions to share with the family. On the program, galleon, Royal Navy cruiser and clipper. Travel through British naval history from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century.

Good winds, good seas!


The Golden Hinde galleon, a privateer ship


The Golden Hinde is a life-size replica of the privateer galleon on which Francis Drake circled the earth between 1577 and 1580.

The visit of this boat is ideal for children where games and workshops are offered to them. Disguised actors retrace the history of this three-masted vessel - which brought back many treasures from its expeditions - and provide demonstrations of the use of the cannons.

A visit to the holds also allows you to discover the living conditions of the 60 or so crew.

Good plan ! The visit to the galleon is free for children less than 3 years old.


Information and reservations on the Expedia website.


Metro bus River shuttles London Bridge, Southwark11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 45, 63, 76, 100, 344, 381, RV1Bankside Pier


The cruiser HMS Belfast, a Royal Navy ship


Facing Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast is a cruiser of the British fleet which participated in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 and served in missions in the Arctic Sea and during the Korean War.

After having traveled more than 500 miles, HMS Belfast left active service in 000, and became a museum in 1963.

A visit to this Royal Navy building, witness to contemporary history, is undoubtedly to be shared with the family.

Good plan ! The cruiser tour is free for children less than 4 years old.


Information and reservation on the 365 tickets website



Metro bus River shuttles London Bridge17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 344, 381, N21, N133, N199London Bridge City Pier


The Cutty Sark clipper, a UNESCO listed boat


Located in the charming district of Greenwich on the banks of the Thames, the Cutty Sark is a 50th century three-masted sailing boat. It was intended for the transport of tea from China then wool from Australia before becoming a training ship then exhibited in the XNUMXs as the last clipper of its time open to the public.

Listed in 1997 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and magnificently restored, a visit to this sailboat allows you to discover the smallest details of this legendary boat: hold, between-decks, upper deck, cabins for officers and crew, all embellished explanations and interactive games for children.

Good plan ! The visit of the clipper is free for children less than 4 years old.


Information and reservations on the website of the British Tourist Office



Metro bus River shuttles Cutty Sark station, Greenwich station53, 54, 177, 180, 188, 199, 202, 286, 380, 386Greenwich Pier

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