Cutty Sark in Greenwich

Cutty sark is a British clipper ship made to carry tea back from China. She was built on the River Leven in Scotland (1869) and was the fastest in that time. She was one of the last Tea clippers to be built after being replaced by steamships and was built to last 30 years but kept going for an amazing 52.

Where can I see the worlds only surviving extreme clipper?

At the Royal Museum Greenwich, it is now an award-winning attraction in London. she is 150 years old and visited sixteen different countries, its famous name was from a poem by Robert Burns called Tam O’Shanter.

Visit the captain’s cabin and see how they lived, ate, and slept, see for yourself the luxury in the cabin itself. The amazing new gallery. There is so much for adults and kids to explore on board the Cutty Sark, playing games, touching the hull and learn how the crew lived and worked at sea. Meet the characters from the ships past and listen to there amazing stories on board the fastest ship of this day. While the opening of Suez Canal marked the end of sailing ships in the tea trade Cutty Sark transported tons of coal and wool and has transported more than 45 000 bales in its career.

  • Book now for £7.50 or £15 if you’re an adult!
  • Cutty sark was famous for recording fast passage times and became dominant in bringing wool from Australia to England. 653 men served on it and ranged from 14 to 65 of age, T
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The 100 Story Hotel

11 - 24 August, 2022
Hello and welcome to The 100 Story Hotel. Please, come on in. Clive the Concierge can take your bags. We know he’s rather hairy and his claws are sort of long, but what else can you expect from a polar bear? At The 100 Story Hotel there are all sorts of guests; lions and tigers, dinosaurs and bears. Some sausage dogs are having a party on the hotel beach. And that’s to say nothing of the dedicated staff. The porters are penguins, the housekeeping team is headed up by a handy octopus - and you’ve already met the polar bear concierge. There’s just one problem at this wonderful establishment - although the hotel is usually full of 100 amazing stories, one story has just gone missing! We desperately need your help to find the naughty culprit. Can you follow the clues and track them down? Created with bestselling, multi award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. This immersive world of play and storytelling has something for everyone aged 0-8 and their families. Opening April 2022.

Summer by the River

11 - 24 August, 2022
It’s been a long hard winter, but better times are coming as Summer by the River returns to London Bridge City. Launching on 1 June 2022, it promises to revive weary workers, tourists and locals alike with three months of free entertainment set against stunning views of the capital. Running until 2 September, this year’s festival is bringing 1930s Miami vibes to the banks of the Thames over three locations – The Scoop, Hay’s Galleria and The Pier. At The Scoop, Art Deco inspired pop-up bar The Riverside Terrace will offer a little slice of South Beach complete with empanadas and piña coladas, while over at The Pier, Taqueria Garcia is bringing the heat with tacos and tequila. London’s largest free festival will celebrate Miami’s infamous party spirit across all locations, with an eclectic programme of events that will put smiles on faces of all ages. The programme is themed by day and includes Gospeloke (a karaoke night backed by a live Gospel Choir), Dabbers Bingo (the much-loved game injected with music and performers), Hip Hop Weekender (interactive workshops and dance battles between world-renowned artists), Tears of Jenny Greenteeth (the London debut of a Ballet Folk performance), Twelfth Night (a modern take on the Shakespeare classic – set on Love Island), BBC Introducing (showcasing emerging artists), Folk and Roots Stage (spotlighting grassroots acoustic music talent), Bunker (specially commissioned for the festival to bring to life WWII stories from local Southwark residents), Leah Weller (singer-songwriter with music in her veins!) and London Goes Tango (an Argentine-style Milonga). The opening week of the festival coincides with Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. London Bridge City is one of the official Beacon locations, with its ceremonial lighting on Thursday kicking off proceedings. Over four days, the big screen in The Scoop will air all the official celebrations. Set against a backdrop of historic royal buildings, with entertainment including the Tower Ravens Rapper Sword Dancers, Lewis-Merthr brass band and a Tea Dance led by Swing Patrol, Summer By The River is the perfect place to mark the milestone. Heading into July, the festival will embrace another British institution – Wimbledon – with the screen in The Scoop showing all the key matches.

The Show is Over

11 - 24 August, 2022
The Show is Over brings together sixteen international artists in a major group exhibition at the South London Gallery. The artists’ work proposes a refreshed language in the interpretation of political histories and personal experiences connected to the aftermath of historical violence, and its present iterations. The work shown in the exhibition underscores the various ways in which we relate to and grapple with notions of loss, threats to the environment, spirituality, labour and silenced histories. As the world begins to unevenly emerge from the pandemic, The Show is Over becomes a stage from which the performance and understandings of endings are constantly evolving and more present than ever before.

0-3 Storytelling: The Best Worst Day Ever

11 - 24 August, 2022
Having the WORST DAY EVER? Turn that frown upside down with this wiggling, hooting, roaring adventure based on the picture book by Sophy Henn. Arthur is having the WORST DAY EVER. So he runs away – nearly to the end of the garden.  But when it’s time to go home, Arthur’s journey back is full of surprises and he learns how to turn a stomp into a skip, a huff into a hoot and a roar into a song! Maybe Arthur’s day isn’t so bad after all… 📅 From 30 May, Various Times 🎟 £1.50 in addition to your Session Pass ➡️ Ages 0-3

Curious About St Paul's

11 - 24 August, 2022
Have fun discovering The City of London, including St Paul's with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about London? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make the area around St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London a fascinating place to explore! You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of the area and the people that have shaped it. Buy in booklet or instant download format (to use on your mobile device or to print at home) and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy. Enter Code: List20 at checkout for 20% off all Curious About Walks. Other London walks are: Covent Garden, Mayfair, Soho & Trafalgar Square. Be Curious!

Summer Lawn Games

11 - 24 August, 2022
Bring the family for a game of croquet, quoits or skittles for some free summer fun. You will find historical characters on our lawns having a go themselves, so come along and strike up a conversation and play a game or two. No need to book, just enjoy the chance to play and listen to stories about times gone by here at the Old Royal Naval College. Drop-in between 11am-1pm & 2-4pm on Wednesdays throughout August (except 31 August).

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11 - 24 August, 2022
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Minions: The Rise of Gru

10 - 18 August, 2022
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DC League of Super-Pets

10 - 18 August, 2022
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Family Activities at Tower Bridge!

16 - 23 August, 2022
Tower Bridge is a perfect day out for the family, with plenty of fun activities. Each month, and on selected Tuesdays during school holidays, we'll be dedicating a whole day to family friendly activities inside Tower Bridge, please see our website for more information on what's happening this month! All participating families will receive a Family Activities Pass, entitling you to free entry to Tower Bridge on any Family Activities Day in the next six months. Family activities are open to children of all ages but are particularly appropriate for those aged 6 to 10. All activities are included in the price of your admission ticket.

All the Queen's Men

10 - 23 August, 2022
Uncover the lives of Elizabeth I’s male courtiers and their personal and political relationships with the monarch in this new display at the Queen’s House. Featuring paintings of Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Seymour, the exhibition highlights how Elizabeth’s connections with her courtiers were crucial to the stability of her government. It also showcases the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, one of the treasures of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection.

Canaletto's Venice Revisited

10 - 23 August, 2022
This major exhibition will display the complete set of 24 Venetian views painted by Canaletto in the 1730s. The works, from the world-famous collection at Woburn Abbey, form the largest single commission the Italian artist ever received. Canaletto’s Venice Revisited will combine the Woburn paintings with drawings, prints, photographs, and other objects from Royal Museums Greenwich’s collections, which will bring Canaletto’s enduring and idealised views of 18th century Venice up to date with a consideration of the social and environmental challenges that the city now faces.

Tower Bridge Drawing Challenge

16 - 23 August, 2022
Artist Melissa Scott-Miller has been busy creating a stunning new panorama of the view from the West Walkway, and we’ve been inspired to make some art of our own. With loads more drawing activities throughout the summer holidays, come and join in our family activities and doodle the view from the Walkway in the Tower Bridge drawing challenge. You might even meet Melissa working on her own painting too! Family activities are free with admission and available throughout the day. Drop in and join in on the fun. Open to children of all ages but particularly appreciate for those aged 6 to 10.

Brilliant Britannia: Summer Activity for Families

10 - 19 August, 2022
Britannia was Ancient Rome’s symbol for Britain. She has appeared on all kinds of objects since the Romans invaded Britain nearly 2000 years ago. Even today, Britannia is seen by many as a symbol of trust, Britain, and the Bank of England! Discover how Britannia’s image on coins, medals, and banknotes has changed over the years. And, design and colour-in your own modern-day Britannia for a small prize!

Double Bill: Zog / Zog and the Flying Doctors

10 - 11 August, 2022
Double Bill of Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctors based on the delightful books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Zog An accident-prone dragon is desperate to impress his teacher at Dragon School, while becoming friends with a powerful princess. Zog and the Flying Doctors Pearl and Gadabout are now a flying doctor trio, caring for creatures including a mermaid, a unicorn and a sneezy lion. However when bad weather forces them to land at the palace, Pearl is locked up by her uncle, the king.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

10 - 11 August, 2022
The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again – and inspire a new family business.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

10 - 11 August, 2022
Running Time 1hr 40mins     Cert PG The world's favourite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen OShaughnessey as the voice of Tails.