Day Trip To Greenwich (Outside London); Cutty Sark, Meridian Line, Royal Observatory

by wired2theworld on July 20, 2016

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

On one of our days in London we took the tube into the city, using our Oyster Travelcard, and picked up the Thames Clipper to Greenwich (discounted ticket with the Oyster Card).

Waiting for the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

Waiting for the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

It’s possible of course to get to Greenwich by tube or by bus, but going by boat was scenic and fun, if not a little chilly.

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

Selfie on the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

Selfie on the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

View from the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

It was easy to find what we’d come to see when we arrived; just head for the tall masted ship.

We began with the Cutty Sark. No, it’s not just whiskey, it’s an actual ship, now turned into a fantastic museum exhibit.

Cutty Sark.

Cutty Sark.

Look at that hull!

Cutty Sark bow.

Cutty Sark bow.

Cutty Sark bow.

Cutty Sark bow.

It was especially interesting to see how people lived on the ship.

Cutty Sark interior.

Cutty Sark interior.

Imagine cooking in that kitchen with the ship rolling on the waves.

Cutty Sark interior.

Cutty Sark interior.

Cutty Sark interior.

Cutty Sark interior.

Cutty Sark interior.

Cutty Sark interior.

David at the helm of the Cutty Sark.

David at the helm of the Cutty Sark.

Cutty Sark.

Cutty Sark.

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark, the whiskey.

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

For lunch, we took it easy, walking next door to the ship to the Gipsy Moth Public House.

Gipsy Moth Public House

Gipsy Moth Public House

Gipsy Moth Public House

Gipsy Moth Public House

Lunch was simple but the beer was especially good.

Gipsy Moth Public House

Gipsy Moth Public House

After lunch it was time to make the trek uphill to the Royal Observatory and to check out the Prime Meridian.

Greenwich

Greenwich

Greenwich Observatory

Greenwich Observatory

Nothing like straddling the center of time…

Prime Meridian

Prime Meridian

Prime Meridian

Prime Meridian

Prime Meridian

Prime Meridian

Nice views from the top of the hill.

View back to London

View back to London

Museum with Steampunk exhibit.

Museum with Steampunk exhibit.

Greenwich Observatory

Greenwich Observatory

Greenwich Observatory

Greenwich Observatory

Greenwich

Greenwich

Queen's House Greenwich.

Queen’s House Greenwich.

Queen's House Greenwich.

Queen’s House Greenwich.

Queen's House Greenwich.

Queen’s House Greenwich.

Queen's House Greenwich.

Queen’s House Greenwich.

Queen's House Greenwich.

Queen’s House Greenwich.

Maritime Museum Greenwich.

Maritime Museum Greenwich.

Waiting in the Tube

Waiting in the Tube

Tube sign

Tube sign

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