Uncover England's rich seafaring history

Greenwich, London

Go to sea in Greenwich and explore the National Maritime Museum.

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Journey back into London’s seafaring history and come up close and personal with Britain’s most famous sailor, Lord Nelson.

At the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, a World Heritage Site, you’ll find his Royal Naval uniform and kids will look in horror at his pigtail of hair, cut off after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Sea legs fully activated, it’s time to climb on board the Cutty Sark.

This ship’s vertigo-inducing sails have carried her across the world’s oceans, and you can step into the history of those voyages, the ship’s construction, and its careful conservation. You’ll learn about the story behind her name and stand suitably awestruck directly beneath her glowing copper-encrusted hull. Famished after your time at sea?

Stop by Greenwich market for a bite to eat before mooching around the various stalls and shops.


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