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April 1st, 2016 / / No Comments »

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is the last surviving tea clipper, dating back to 1869, and provides a great insight into UK maritime history.  Set within the heart of Greenwich, a visit to the Cutty Sark works well for those with a sightseeing pass or in conjunction with a trip to the Royal Observatory & Meridian Line.

Top Tips For Staying in London

If the Cutty Sark is just one stop on your itinerary, then you’ll probably be searching for affordable accommodation in the city. With so many options available why not follow our Top Tips For Staying In London to help inform your choice.

Follow our guide to the Cutty Sark below packed with information on cheap ticket offers and ideas to get the most from your visit.

 

sittting on deck of the Cutty Sark

Sitting aboard the Cutty Sark

 

Cheap Tickets for the Cutty Sark

The London Pass; the Cutty Sark is included within the sightseeing pass that offers discounted entry to over 60 London attractions plus fastrack access to popular settings such as the Tower or London & Windsor Castle.

Joint Tickets; pick up discounted combined tickets for the Cutty Sark & the Royal Observatory but please note that joint tickets must be used at both visitor attractions on the same day.

Greenwich One Card; Greenwich residents can take advantage of a 20% discount off Cutty Sark tickets with a valid Greenwich One Card.  This deal offers one discounted admission per adult, child, (age 5-15 years), concession or family ticket subject to availability.

Membership; join the Royal Museums Greenwich and pick up free entry to the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory & Planetarium & exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.  For those that plan to visit a number of times during the year, this can offer value for money.

The Big Ticket; offers a discounted entrance to the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory & exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.  Valid for use for 30 days from purchase, (not currently available).

We’ve more top tips for the Cutty Sark below but remember if you are planning a trip to the area, look out for our top tips for Greenwich that includes how you can straddle the Meridian Line for FREE!

 

the cutty sark deck

 

Top Tips for the Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark for free; you can gain clear external views of the Cutty Sark without paying for entry.  Pop your head inside the visitor entrance & you’ll also manage to peek at the hull of the Cutty Sark too.

Worth Paying? Absolutely yes!  Otherwise you are missing out on an opportunity to clamber aboard the last surviving tea clipper dating back to 1869 that’s a living testimony to our maritime history.

The London Pass; worth remembering that the Cutty Sark is included within the sightseeing pass that offers entry to 60+ top attractions within London.

Timing Is Everything; this is an attraction it is not worth arriving early for!  Tickets are all timed entry tickets & there is very little waiting room within the entrance foyer particularly on busy or poor weather days.

Take Tea under the Cutty Sark; there is something quite decadent about drinking Twinings tea under the last surviving tea clipper.

Explore Greenwich; why not combine a trip to the Cutty Sark with a budget trip along the River Thames or explore the Greenwich Foot Tunnel literally next door.

You can find out more about the Cutty Sark below and for those planning a trip to London you might wish to take a look at TripAdvisor for up to date information on the best hotels in the area.

 

View of the city of London from the Royal Observatory

View from Greenwich Royal Observatory

 

What Is The Cutty Sark?

The Cutty Sark is a living testimony to a bygone maritime age where this last surviving tea clipper carried cargo as varied as Twinings Tea, Australian wool & buffalo horns.  Whether you wish to clamber aboard to explore the decks, explore its place in maritime history or simply prefer to drink Twinings tea under its gleaming hull, there is something for everyone on the Cutty Sark.

Children will particularly enjoy the interactive features now available on the upper deck; my nine year old loved navigating & racing across the seas on the interactive maps & trying out the cabin beds for size.  For those interested in maritime history, the Cutty Sack is living evidence of an engineering feet of its time & the sheer size and history are awe inspiring.

You can combine a trip to the Cutty Sark with a trip on the Thames Clipper or why not follow our top tips to enjoy Greenwich on a budget packed with money saving hints & ideas.

 

By Liz Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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