Tucked into one of the few remaining slips that enabled ships to unload in Southwark (another is Hay’s Galleria, downstream by the HMS Belfast, now a boutique shopping area), is a 1:1 replica of Sir Francis Drake’s square-rigged Tudor galleon, which circumnavigated the world from 1577 to 1580. This 1973 version, which is so tiny you will forever feel pity for those old explorers, made its own circumnavigation in 1980. It was recently wrested from the trust that once owned it, and the new owners are trying to put its maintenance back on even keel, as it were. For now, tours are self-guided, but on weekends there may be guided ones if you check the schedule ahead of time.
The Golden Hinde
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, SE1
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am–5pm Transportation Tube: London Bridge Phone 020/7403-0123 Prices Admission £5 adults, £3 children 3–16 Web site The Golden Hinde
MapSt Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, SE1 London
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.