"The Golden Hind" Golden Hinde II Tip by uglyscot
Golden Hinde II, London: 24 reviews and 51 photos
The Golden Hind was the ship of Sir Francis Drake when he first sailed round the world 1577-1580.
The Golden Hinde is an authentic replica of a Tudor warship. It has sailed over 140,000 miles and is now in a permanent berth.
The ship sits in a small area of water, and can be visited. The day I was there it was closed for a private tour by some school children. The guide was dressed as a common sailor of the day and the children were also in fancy dress..
A nearby shop sells gifts with a nautical flavour, t-shirts, cutlesses, pirate hats, gold covered chocolate coins- anything to attract the attention [and cas] of the children It is here that the tickets are on sale at £7..
The website says:
The children and parents have the chance to sleep on the gundeck amongst the cannon. Actors tell scary bedtime stories after a tasty dinner (vegetable stew and bread). A Tudor breakfast of bread and cheese is provided in the morning, followed by a snack of a doughnut and hot chocolate . The guests then change back into their own clothes and return to the 21st century!
"Family Over Night are shared between several families. If you would like a Private Family Overnight you need to book between 15 - 30 tickets and choose your own date.
Facilities: A toilet is available on board. During your overnight stay you will be supported by two members of our staff and a security guard.
Length: 16 ½ hours (5pm ? 9.30am)
Cost: £39.95 per person
Food provided: Vegetable stew, bread, cheese, doughnut, hot chocolate, apple juice.
Dates for 2008: 21June, 28 June, 12 July, 26 July, 16 August, 30 August and 20 September. "
Address: 1, Pickfords Wharf, Clink St., London SE1 9DG
Directions: near London Bridge
Phone: +44 20 7403 0123
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