Cutty Sark

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After sailing the high seas for more than a century, Cutty Sark, the fastest tea-clipper of its time and the last one to be built, now proudly sits in Greenwich. Commissioned by John 'Jock' Willis in 1869, this three-masted British clipper was used to ferry tea, wool and buffalo horns from China and was capable of achieving a speed of over 17 knots due to its brilliant design. After suffering damage from fire in 2007, the ship underwent a GBP 50 million renovation and the museum was re-inaugurated by The Queen in April 2012. The ship has been restored to its former glory and has been lifted to a height of 3 meters (9.84 feet) above ground so that spectators can fully explore the lower hull. Visitors can even venture aboard and walk among the tea chests in the cargo hold. The ship's onsite restaurant, Even Keel Café serves light homemade fare which can be enjoyed sitting directly beneath the massive ship.

Location:  King William Walk

Business hours:  Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.