Greenwich, London is one of my favourite places. The home of the Greenwich Meridian, where east meets west and the home of GMT Greenwich Mean Time.
A place of maritime history, classic buildings, The Old Royal Naval College, a delightful park, a Victorian foot tunnel under the River Thames and The Royal Observatory on the hill.
Greenwich is also the home of the Cutty Sark, a sailing ship of the Victorian era, one of the fastest “tea clippers” that brought tea back from China, until the Suez Canal opened in 1869 and steamships too over the route.
The Cutty Sark moved to a different cargo and was the fastest ship in the wool trade for ten years in the 1880’s sailing from Australia to Britain in a record 73 days.
Now, the restored Cutty Sark has pride of place on a stunning steel and glass dry dock, where you can tour the ship and walk underneath the hull.