Thames River Cruise and Cutty Sark Visit
We enjoyed a great day out cruising down the Thames to Greenwich to visit the majestic tea clipper “Cutty Sark” followed by lunch in the riverside pub “The Yacht Tavern”.
We were all up early to catch the 10:10am sailing from the London Eye pier. With an excellent commentary from the skipper, we passed many iconic landmarks on route to Greenwich, including a peek through the riverside buildings of our own company church, built by Sir Christopher Wren, St Magnus-the-Martyr.
Berthed next to another of Wren’s masterpieces, the Old Royal Naval College, the
world famous Cutty Sark is the last surviving sailing tea clipper and was the fastest of it’s type. It has been beautifully restored after the devastating fire in 2007 and most of its original structure survived. The new displays give a fascinating insight into life and work aboard.
The day finished with a traditional pub lunch at “The Yacht Tavern”, before we all wended our way home.
Many thanks to Senior Steward Damon Reynolds who ran and oversaw the day.
We look forward to our next social visit, to the splendid RHS gardens at Wisley.