Greenwich Pier, King William Walk, Greenwich

Cutty Sark is the only remaining clipper ship in the world. It was built in 1869 and aimed to be the fastest ship to navigate the Tea Route and travelled from Britain to China breaking the world sailing record in 1885. The Cutty Sark completed the trip in only 107 days reaching its top speed of 17 knots.

Today, it is anchored in the River Thames and is open for the public to visit. You can explore the whole ship, including the crew’s cabin which has been restored to resemble the original one.

Transformed into a museum, the Cutty Sark houses a large collection of objects that were used in the ship before its closure and has items connected with the construction of the ship, navigation equipment, and paintings of the ship itself.

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