Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is one of the world's most famous and historic ships, permanently docked in Greenwich, and a key attraction in the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

The Cutty Sark is one of the world's most famous and historic ships, celebrated for her incredible speed and rich history. Launched in 1869, this British clipper ship was built for the tea trade, racing across the seas to bring fresh tea from China to Britain. Today, she is a museum ship, permanently docked in Greenwich, London, and a key attraction in the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. 

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Greenwich UNESCO Heritage: Private Full Day Tour in a London Taxi

Discover the timeless charm of Greenwich, a gem from history that carries contemporary charm. This full day tour invites you to discover the stories of maritime adventures, royal intrigues and artistic excellence, while enjoying your surroundings and the comfort of an iconic London Taxi!

On your private full-day tour, you will:

  • Begin your adventure with fascinating tales and sights as you travel to Greenwich;
  • Pass by Rotherhithe where the Mayflower first set sail on its famous pilgrim's mission; 
  • Your first stop is the legendary Cutty Sark, with tickets included for an escorted visit inside this marvel of engineering, where you can walk beneath the ship and hear all about its past;
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk along Greenwich’s scenic riverside, taking in the sights and sounds of this historic area;
  • Experience the grandeur of Greenwich as you pass by the historic Greenwich Palace, also known as the Palace of Placentia and home to the artistic masterpiece of the Painted Hall, 
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of Greenwich Market and wander through the eclectic mix of stalls, filled with unique crafts, delicious food, and curiosities; 
  • Continue your journey with a drive to Greenwich Park for spectacular views of London’s skyline and get a glimpse of the National Maritime Museum;
  • Visit the Royal Observatory and witness the iconic time ball drop, a tradition that has marked Greenwich Mean Time for centuries;
  • Step inside the elegant Queen’s House to admire the stunning architecture and art collection that make this former royal residence a true masterpiece. 

Our full-day driving tour starts with a comfort pickup in an iconic London Taxi for a journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Greenwich. En route, swing by the Mayflower Pub, a hidden gem, surrounded by cobbled streets, and spot the original 1620 mooring point of the vessel which transported the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World. 

Step aboard the legendary Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and embark on a 45-minute escorted visit. Immerse yourself in history as you marvel at the ship’s unique design, and hear the stories of her voyages.

Enjoy a short walk along the charming riverside as you make your way to the historic Royal Greenwich Park, where 17th-century landscapes frame spectacular views across the River Thames to London’s modern skyline, alongside the statue of General James Woolf.

Your accredited cabbie-guide will tell you the spine-chilling stories of Greenwich, including two bombings in the park - one even featured in an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. 

Stroll through historic Greenwich Market, first opened in 1737, a chance to pick up some gift shopping or even stock up on some sweet treats. Your Guide will tell the stories of St. Alfege Church, where an Archbishop of Canterbury was martyred at the altar. 

After a delectable lunch (cost of lunch not included), visit the Royal Observatory, home to the world-famous Meridian Line where you can have a souvenir picture with a foot in the west and one foot in the east. This must-see attraction also houses the Great Equatorial Telescope, the world’s earliest public time signal the Time Ball, and be mesmerised by the panoramic views of London through the Camera Obscura.

At Queen's House, Britain’s first-ever classical building and masterpiece of 17th-century architecture, take a step back in time to the birthplace of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Enjoy views fit for royalty across the lawns to the riverbank, and fans of the Netflix blockbuster Bridgerton will recognise the elegant colonnades as a filming location.

End your memorable day with a comfortable trip to your hotel in London, reflecting on the unique experiences.

This full-day tour of Greenwich promises a perfect blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, providing an immersive and engaging experience for all. Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of art, or simply seeking an escape, this tour has something special for everyone.  

Please note: Guides are not allowed to guide inside venues but they will escort you during the visit. 



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