December 15, 2020: Cutty Sark

December 15, 2020

The World in London

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Gardens, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9HT

Cutty Sark has travelled across the world, sailing under both the Red Ensign and the Portugese flag. She visited every major port in the world through the course of her working life and carried many different cargos all around the world, including wool, coal, shark bones, pianos, mail and rice. She brought the world to London.

Artist Joel Sydenham created the mural and worked with students from the Newhaven Pupil Referral Unit to complete it. In a year when the many international tourists have not been able to visit Greenwich, we like to remember the time when the Cutty Sark and ships like it brought goods and cultures from around the world into our city.

The Advent Window can be found in the tower next to the ship and can be seen at any time.

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