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Golden Hinde

St. Mary Overies Dock Cathedral Street | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England
+44 20 7403 0123
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Visit this living-history museum and find out what it was like to sail the mighty seas aboard an Elizabethan galleon during the adventurous days of the 16th century.
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  • Poor3%
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St. Mary Overies Dock Cathedral Street | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England
+44 20 7403 0123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly priced attraction, kids loved it. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide/staff. A few levels with steep steps for the kids to enjoy and climb. Some treasure chests about which they loved to look in. Cannons proved a hit as they loved to climb over them...More

Thank 3WildThings
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. The Golden Hinde is a fantastic historical attraction for kids and adults. It's great to hear your family enjoyed their visit with us. Look out for our upcoming events on our Facebook page. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun old ship to see with great history but a lot of kids around the area. Multiple school tours here. Unless I missed it, I couldn’t figure out what there was to do besides walk by. I had figured I could go into the...More

Thank TravelBrianCO
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Golden Hinde. Apologies it wasn't clear that you can come aboard for a visit and learn about her history. We are currently carrying out important refit work but she is still open to the public. It...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a very interesting guided tour! And also for the storytelling! Grandmother and granddaughter enjoyed it a lot.

Thank Irma U
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you both enjoyed the tour and storytelling. We hope to see you again in the future as we have other events on the ship planned. Please find us on Facebook for more information.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When leaving Borough Market to begin another section of the Southbank Thames Walk you can’t miss the Golden Hinde. It is beautifully presented and worth a photo if not a tour inside.

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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for reviewing The Golden Hinde. We agree she's a beautiful ship and worth a photo and tour if you have some time for history and adventure!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth spending some time visiting this marvellous historic ship, its a lot small than what I thought and more aimed at kids entertaining (which the staff do well), its easy to find and well preserved. The Legend of Mary Overie is worth a read...More

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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a postive review! We are currently developing our events and there will be activities aimed at adults. Please follow us on Facebook for updates and we look forward to seeing you onboard again.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I've just been a guest with my daughter and 20 other Brownies overnight on the ship. The staff were really welcoming and the activities put on were very appropriate​ for their age; all the girls liked getting into costume as well. The actors were so...More

Thank Rodut
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It's great to hear that everyone enjoyed our Overnight Living History programme. We hope to see you on future adventures aboard The Golden Hinde!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This stunning vessel allows you to board her and wander around the many decks and levels she has. Beautifully restored amazing detail and design simply a must feel like you go back in time as you wander around the deck or sit in the captains...More

Thank Jaydle15
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Golden Hinde. Thank you for your fantastic review. We are developing our programmes and offers so we hope to see you again. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Smaller than expected. Looked cool. Really nice market close by for good eating and cookies. Cafe nero and pub close to river whilst you look at it.

Thank Brak S
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Imagine sailing on it around the world with 60 - 80 other crew members as Sir Francis Drake did, she would have certainly felt small then! We hope you come visit us again as we will be planning various events.

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

As family of 5, including 3 children, found this to be very enjoyable. Good information given out as we go onto the ship. Certainly transported you way back in time. We were surprised how deep the vessel went. Obviously, as you would expect, quite cramped...More

Thank David L
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased to hear your family had an enjoyable time. The Golden Hinde has a fantastic history and we hope your family will be able to come over October half term when we have storytelling...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

It's stuffed in a little space on the water, but you will get a good idea of its size and appointments. It fills that visual niche of Sir Francis Drake and his challenges. Somehow it deserves a better location and more appealing information on such...More

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Raymond S
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Response from 588Dawn | Reviewed this property |
Trust me, you wouldnt want to stay there for more than one night!