Get one of the best views of the London Marathon from aboard Cutty Sark in Greenwich.
Cutty Sark will be open as usual this Sunday, April 28, providing fantastic views of the epic 26.2 mile race. Since the very first London Marathon in 1981, Cutty Sark has been one of the first major landmarks that runners will see along the route. This year, they will also be greeted by spectators cheering and waving from the main deck.
If you’re after the best spot—i.e. you’d like to avoid standing behind someone who’s 7ft tall—we advise getting there as early as possible. (The ship opens at 8:30am so, yeah, that early.) Just purchase a regular ticket for Sunday April 28 and show it upon entry!
See also: the Great Big Marathon Spectator’s Pub Crawl.
Your Sunday ticket will also give you the usual access to Cutty Sark*, meaning you can discover the history of this famous ship and discover what life was life on board back in the day. Admire the original structure of the ship—over 90% of the hull dates back to 1869—and find out all about the incredible conservation project that has saved Cutty Sark for future generations.
*Note that the stern of the ship’s deck (including the Captiain’s cabin) will be closed on Sunday as BBC London will be broadcasting the marathon live from the ship.
Feature image: ©Visit Greenwich/Ed Simmons
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