In the latest episode of Activity Quest, Adam hopped aboard the Golden Hinde, a Tudor-style pirate-ship docked in the most unlikely of places: London’s Southbank.
Once on-board he meets Patrick, who explains more about the history of the ship, and how to load some of its weapons.
Plus, Georgia is here and is telling us how to make our very own pirate garb too.
What is the Golden Hinde?
The Golden Hinde is a historic English ship that was captained by Sir Francis Drake, the first English ship to circumnavigate the world!
It was a privateer ship known for raiding Spanish ports and ships which makes it a pirate ship!
The ship is currently docked on the South Bank of the Thames in London and is open for visitors.
The Golden Hinde offers an immersive experience for families to learn about Tudor history and seafaring life.
Visitors can explore the ship, participate in interactive activities, and even learn how to load and fire a Tudor cannon!
The ship’s educational programs and living history demonstrations provide an engaging and educational experience for families.
How much is the Golden Hinde?
The Golden Hinde is a budget-friendly day-out for all the family. Tickets are available at the entrance and online and admission includes an audio guide in English and Spanish.
Children (3 – 16): £6
Family of 4: £18
Under 3: Free
When is the Golden Hinde open?
The Golden Hinde operates seasonal hours.
Between November and March, it’s open Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Between April – October, it’s open Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
How do I get to the Golden Hinde?
🚇 By tube
The Golden Hinde is within walking distance from a number of London Underground station.
Closest station: London Bridge.
🚝 By mainline train
The nearest train stations are London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and Waterloo.
🚌 By bus
Buses stopping nearby are 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 344, 521, RV1.
⛴️ By river
London Bridge City Pier (6 minutes walk) and Bankside Pier (8 minutes walk). Thames Clippers serves both piers.
🚲 By bicycle
Cycle parking is available in the area. The nearest Santander Cycles docking stations are Duke Street Hill, London Bridge and Park Street, Bankside.
🚗 By Car
The Golden Hinde is in Central London, within the Congestion Charge zone. If you can, it’s much easier to take public transport.
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