A weekend afternoon trip to historic maritime Greenwich

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The Cutty Sark

King William Walk

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SE10 9HT

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Saturday 29th June - a weekend afternoon trip to historic maritime Greenwich

Enjoy a walking tour around historic maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will see the elegant sailing ship the Cutty Sark and then explore the grounds of the old Greenwich Palace, today the Old Royal Naval College built c1700 by Christopher Wren as a Naval Hospital for old and injured sailors. Its stunning architecture has made it a popular film and TV location!

Next we will visit The Queen's House, an architectural masterpiece by Inigo Jones, and today home to an impressive art collection. This includes wonderful portraits of Tudor and Stuart kings and queens, the iconic Armada portrait, as well as paintings celebrating some of Britain’s great naval heroes and battles.

Lastly we will walk through Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory, home of 0 Longitude. The tour does not include entrance to the Observatory, but you can admire Wren’s original building, built for the Astronomer Royal Sir John Flamsteed, and learn how the “longitude problem” was finally solved. From the iconic London viewpoint at the top of the hill we will admire London spread out at our feet!

Note: this is a slightly longer tour than normal at approx. 3 hours. It also includes a steep hill at the end of the tour

Meet: at 13:45 for a 14:00 start, the Cutty Sark (next to the figurehead at the front), King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT

End: 17:00 next to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park

Post-tour drinks: at the King’s Arms on King William Walk (a 20 minute walk back through the park and enroute to the tube / DLR)

Optional individual add-on: If you wish to visit the Royal Observatory on your own then I recommend doing so in the morning as it closes at 5pm

Numbers are limited to 25 people. Registered members can invite one guest.

£12 for members

£12.50 for Guests

About your guide: Caroline Piper is a Downing College history graduate (1997) and a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available. She is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website http://pipertours.com where you can also find links to her Tripadvisor page, facebook page and memberships of professional guiding bodies. She has led several tours for the Society already which were all warmly received and recommended.

*Only members of the Cambridge Society of London (and their guests) may book tickets - if you are not currently a member and would like to beome one, please visit www.camsoclon.org




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i) At least 14 calendar days before the event: We will provide full refunds. Alternatively, if you have found a suitable replacement, we can change the name on the ticket on the understanding that you will reclaim the ticket price from them separately.

ii) Between 4 and 14 calendar days before the event: Our arrangements with our hosts are always finalised 4 calendar days before each event. With more than 4 calendar days’ notice we can still change the name to someone named by you on the understanding that you will reclaim the ticket price from them separately. Alternatively, we MIGHT be able to sell it to someone else; there is no guarantee of that but we will do our best and then refund you if successful.

iii) Less than 4 calendar days: We regret that we cannot offer refunds if given less than 4 calendar days’ notice.

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SE10 9HT

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