Golden Hinde I ICurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 1, Pickfords Wharf, Clink St, London SE1 9DG, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2074030123
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
Visitors to London are always enamoured of its maritime history. The city that launched a thousand ships together to explore and to colonize the world holds a certain charm that can’t be overlooked. Golden Hinde offers you an opportunity to experience the lives of the explorers such as Sir Francis Drake in its full-sized reconstruction. Originally, the Golden Hinde was used as the ship of Sir Francis Drake in order to circumnavigate the globe between 1577-80. As you make a visit to this reconstructed ship, you will be able to your wealth of knowledge through interactive tours and programmes, complete with actors in period dress.
- Please note that Self-Guided Tours may be limited when other Public Tours are taking place.
- Please refer to the website for the events and ticket prices.
- Ticket prices vary as per the events.
- By Bus: The following bus routes are located nearby: 17, 21, 22A, 35, 40, 43, 44, 47, 48, 95, 133, 149, 214, 501, 505, 510, 513, D1, P3, P11.
- By River Bus: There are regular River Bus services to Bankside and London Bridge City Piers, both within walking distance.
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0.81% of people who visit London include Golden Hinde I I in their plan
33.33% of people start their Golden Hinde I I visit around 3 PM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Golden Hinde I I
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After a fabulous lunch at Borough Market, this is a great find. The ship, a replica, is Real History. You will be amazed as to how this little beauty could have survived a journey around the world. Guided tours. Tickets available on board. 'Pirate heaven' for kids. Continue walking along the South Bank. There's so much more to see.
I've walked past this ship many times over the years and regret not having gone in sooner. Much to learn and the guides are very well informed, so do pick their brains. I can't imagine spending three years on board such a cramped vessel. Go see for yourself.
I do appreciate the work that has gone into creating the full size reconstruction of this 16th Century warship. However I can't give this more than 3 stars as a tourist attraction, particularly as I had just come from HMS Belfast which represents much better value for money than the £5 entry fee for the Golden Hind. There is little to see inside this ship and when you descend to the main deck if you're anything above 5'10" you have to stoop. But when you get down to the gun deck, you really do have to squat. It's a shame the ship is surrounded on three sides by buildings limiting the light coming inti the area. Only the north side is open and facing onto the river.
I was really surprised when I walked passed this ship on my stroll along the river. I didn't expect such a beautiful and old looking ship to be there. It is only a replica of Sir Francis Drakes ship Golden Hind but it is still very beautiful. Makes me wonder if the original ship had ever been on this spot as well.
replica of the famous ship which itself has sailed almost round the world. gives an idea of the deprivations and hardship these men had on these ships. claustrophobic, intense and humbling to see just how a small vessel can change the world. a little strange to be surrounded by offices now but still worth a visit even if to support repair and maintenance work.