Spend the day exploring hundreds of years of British maritime history. Jump aboard the world's most famous sailing ship and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Maritime Greenwich. Travel down to Greenwich on a Thames River Cruise where you can enjoy panoramic views of London.
Thames River Cruise
Boarding at Westminster Pier, your journey on the River Thames will take you through the heart of the city as you enjoy iconic views of London's most famous landmarks.
See Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament from a different angle, travel down the river admiring the changes in the city's landscape and architecture from old to new from the Shard the Gherkin and Canary Wharf; to the infamous Tower Bridge and Tower of London, before arriving in Greenwich to explore more.
Visit Cutty Sark and experience what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas and discover the epic story of a sailing legend. Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, Cutty Sark survived high seas, storms and mutiny, and travelled far and wide to almost every major port across the globe.
Stand on the main deck and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging, take the helm at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy fabulous views of the River Thames.
Learn about the romance, adventure and danger of life at sea. The exhibits on board the ship bring to life the challenges faced by Captain and crew. Touch the original structure of the ship – over 90% of the hull dates back to 1869 – and find out about the incredible conservation project that has saved Cutty Sark for future generations.
The Royal Observatory
Visit the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and stand astride the world-famous Meridian Line and enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames.
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket
Children aged 4 and below are free
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is closed on the 24-26 December
Closing time may occasionally vary. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time
Disabled Access: Most areas of the Observatory are fully accessible. However, older buildings have restricted access. The Flamsteed House apartments are not recommended for wheelchair users, and the Octagon Room is only accessible via stairs, as is the Great Equatorial Telescope
Enjoy a return river boat cruise down the Thames with panoramic views of London
Jump aboard The Cutty Sark, the world's most famous sailing ship
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich