Maritime attractions in London

Here are the best maritime sites in London. Visit the Cutty Sark, HMS Belfast, and the National Maritime Museum, and then take a river cruise up the Thames to Greenwich.

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River & Maritime sites

> Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark was the fastest tea clipper of her generation – sometimes sailing 360 miles a day.
> Docklands
Docklands was once the world’s largest port – now it’s one of the largest redevelopments.
> Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde as the ship in which Francis Drake circumnavigated the world in the time of Elizabeth I.
> Greenwich
Greenwich is famous for the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum.
> HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast saw service in World War II, where it sunk the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst.
> Little Venice
Little Venice is a pretty stretch of canal that runs through Paddington up to Regent’s Canal.
> London Canal Museum
The London Canal Museum near Regent’s Canal tells the history of the city’s waterways.
> National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum contains the actual jacket that Admiral Nelson wore at Trafalgar.
> Old Royal Naval College
The Old Royal Naval College was designed by Christopher Wren as a home for injured sailors.
> Thames Flood Barrier
The Thames Flood Barrier near Woolwich protects the City of London from the rising tide of the Thames.

Boat and river cruises


From:
Where:TRS River Cruise, Westminster
Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.


From:
Where:City Cruises, Westminster
City Cruises offer one-way, return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich, stopping off at Tower Bridge.


From:
Where:London Duck Tours, Waterloo
Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.


From:
Where:London Rib Voyages, Southbank
A London RIB Voyage is something you won't forget... you'll be speeding down the river underneath the capital's bridges.


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Where:Thames Clippers, London
Thames Clippers offer one-way, return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich.

 

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