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 converted to 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. Self-guided and hour-long guided tours are available daily, but it also hosts broadly comic Pirate Fun Days and Tudor Fun Days (£7 adults, £5 children) for kids as well as sleepovers (£43, March–Oct) during which the little ones can dress in period clothes, hear tales from costumed actors, and help with shipboard tasks on an imaginary voyage.
The Golden Hinde
Pickfords Wharf, Clink St., SE1
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am–5pm Transportation Tube: London Bridge Phone 020/7403-0123 Prices Tours £6 adults, £4.50 children/seniors/students Web site The Golden Hinde
MapPickfords Wharf, Clink St., SE1 London
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