Photo: Karen Roe

The Cutty Sark is the only remaining original clipper ship in the world and one of the most popular London attractions with nautically minded visitors to the city.

The ship was built in 1869 and served as a merchant vessel, travelling throughout the world and playing a crucial role in Britain’s position at the forefront of international trade in the nineteenth century.

The Cutty Sark is thought to be one of the most beautiful ships ever made and makes a striking backdrop to the London Marathon runners as they pass her on the course.

Now preserved in Greenwich and serving as a museum, it is dressed to interpret the life or the officers and men who lived there, with many different artefacts, journals, logs, drawings, paintings and photographs that depict their daily lives.


Address: Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HT
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
Opening Hours: 10.00–17.00 daily, last admission 16.00.