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

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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