Cutty Sark Tours

Now permanently docked in Greenwich, London, this 19th-century tea clipper—one of the fastest vessels of its era—once sailed the seas between Britain and China. Onboard exhibitions and costumed characters document what life was like for the crew as they steered the ship to ports all around the world. 

The Basics
Visitors can prepurchase an admission ticket and make their own way to the Cutty Sark, before climbing aboard to explore. Costumed characters from Cutty Sark’s past perform several times a day on the main deck. 

Many half-day and full-day tours of Greenwich include a visit to the Cutty Sark, as well as other Royal Museums Greenwich venues, such as the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, and the Greenwich Royal Observatory. Passengers on boat cruises along the River Thames may catch a glimpse of the Cutty Sark’s masts from the water.

Things to Know Before you Go
  • The Cutty Sark is a must for history buffs, maritime enthusiasts, and families. 
  • A café can be found on the vessel’s lower ground deck.
  • Cutty Sark is wheelchair friendly with step-free access available via King William Walk and Greenwich Pier, and lifts providing access to all levels. Some parts of the main deck are not accessible. 

How to Get There
Cutty Sark is permanently stationed at Greenwich Pier in South East London. To get here, ride the MBNA Thames Clipper from London Eye Pier (35 minutes), London Bridge City Pier (25 minutes), or Tower Pier (20 minutes). Trains from Central London to Greenwich take less than 10 minutes, while the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) from Central London to Cutty Sark DLR station takes just 20 minutes.

When to Get There
Peak hours typically fall between 1pm and 3pm on weekends, with July and August drawing the biggest crowds. The best time to visit is in June, when summer weather means you can still fully enjoy all the outdoor attractions of Greenwich, such as Greenwich Park and the waterfront, but without the huge crowds.

On Board the Cutty Sark
During its prime, the Cutty Sark was one of the fastest Victorian sea clippers to sail the seas. The ship would typically set sail from Britain and journey to China, returning with stores of tea. Visitors who step aboard the restored vessel today can take hold of the wheel on its main deck, gaze up at the copper hull, and see the cramped quarters where the captain and crew slept. You can also see interactive maps tracking shipping routes and illustrations.
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'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket

Step aboard the 'Cutty Sark' in Greenwich, and discover what life was like on board a 19th-century tea clipper boat. The world’s sole surviving clipper, the 'Cutty Sark' today is an award-winning boat-come-museum, which allows you to learn about the China tea trade voyages and life at sea. Your entrance ticket lets you stay as long as you want aboard the boat, but most visits last around an hour long.
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a scenic 1-hour sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the River Thames. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Discover the sights and history of London from the water on this leisurely cruise down the River Thames. With your 24-hour pass, enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament from within an all-weather vessel, and hop on or off at any stop along the way. Create your own London adventure!
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London Eye and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Admire London from the air and water with this combined Thames River sightseeing cruise and London Eye ticket, for one great-value price. Avoid the main lines at the London Eye and absorb the spectacular views over London’s skyline during your approximately 30-minute flight in a shared capsule. Couple your aerial sightseeing with a leisurely London cruise along the Thames on the same day. Board a comfortable sightseeing boat, and take in wonderful views of top London landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London from the river.
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Royal Observatory and Thames River Cruise in London

Combine admission to the Royal Observatory Greenwich with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. Step inside the astronomical observatory to stand on the Prime Meridian of the World and experience the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Then see major London landmarks such as Big Ben and London Eye with a hop-on, hop-off river cruise. Your cruise ticket is valid for 24 hours and departs from four piers every 30 minutes.
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Cutty Sark and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise in London

Combine admission to the British clipper ship ‘Cutty Sark’ with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. See major London landmarks with your 24-hour pass to the hop-on, hop-off river cruise, departing from four piers every 30 minutes. Then step aboard the world’s last surviving tea clipper for an awe-inspiring look at the fastest ship of the 19th century.
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Best of Greenwich Walking Tour in London Including Lunch

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Independent Sightseeing Tour to London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich with Private Driver

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2-Hour Private Photography Walking Tour in Greenwich

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