Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-05-2011, 08:04   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mobile Bay, Alabama
Boat: Hermann Lazyjack 32 schooner
Posts: 70
Nautical History in London / South England

We're planning a trip London (not, unfortunately, by boat). Any recommendations for museums and other sites with a bent towards sailing and nautical history? We made a quick trip to Greenwich once before and plan to spend more time there on this trip. Other recommendations? We do plan some day/overnight trips out of the city so would be interested in recommendations for Cowes, Bristol, etc.

Also, any suggestions for chandleries we might want to visit, particularly for used sailing equipment? We're always looking for gear for our 32' schooner, particularly items we might not be able to find here in the USA.

Many thanks in advance,

Mike Turner
Lazyjack 32 schooner "Mary'Lis"
Mobile Bay, Alabama USA
__________________

__________________
MikeTurner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2011, 08:18   #2
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 20,225
Images: 2
pirate Re: Nautical History in London/South England

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeTurner View Post
We're planning a trip London (not, unfortunately, by boat). Any recommendations for museums and other sites with a bent towards sailing and nautical history? We made a quick trip to Greenwich once before and plan to spend more time there on this trip. Other recommendations? We do plan some day/overnight trips out of the city so would be interested in recommendations for Cowes, Bristol, etc.

Also, any suggestions for chandleries we might want to visit, particularly for used sailing equipment? We're always looking for gear for our 32' schooner, particularly items we might not be able to find here in the USA.

Many thanks in advance,

Mike Turner
Lazyjack 32 schooner "Mary'Lis"
Mobile Bay, Alabama USA
Kent Visitor Attractions, places to visit, Museums, Warships, Ropery, Submarine

Museums

Boat Jumble Association

Enjoy your visit folks... hope these are of some use
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2011, 09:21   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Able 50
Posts: 3,060
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Portsmouth isn't too far away. Easy train ride.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
__________________
savoir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2011, 10:12   #4
Registered User
 
Astrid's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern British Columbia, part of the time in Prince Rupert and part of the time on Moresby Island.
Boat: 50-ft steel Ketch
Posts: 1,885
Send a message via MSN to Astrid Send a message via Yahoo to Astrid
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Also the HMS Belfast anchored in London on the Thames, and one might find the Imperial War Museum of interest.

Imperial War Museum London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom

HMS Belfast
Morgan's Lane
Tooley Street
London SE1 2JH
__________________
'Tis evening on the moorland free,The starlit wave is still: Home is the sailor from the sea, The hunter from the hill.
Astrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2011, 11:11   #5
Registered User
 
swagman's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winter land based UK New Forest. Summer months away. Making the transition from sail to power this year - scary stuff.
Boat: Super Van Craft 1320 Power Yacht
Posts: 2,175
Images: 10
Send a message via Skype™ to swagman
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

If you are in London wander along and visit St Catherines Dock. It's history in action just below Tower Bridge. St Katharine Docks is one of the best kept secret locations in Central

If you aim to leave London for the south coast (Cowes etc) then dependent on timing there could be lots you could see. For example - on the Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th June there is the Old Gaffers Association Regatta at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival

If you are visiting the Solent before mid June let us know if you want to link up ............. for a historic pint or two.

Cheers
JOHN
__________________
Don't take life too seriously. No ones going to make it out alive......Go see our blog at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/yachtswagman/
swagman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2011, 12:24   #6
Moderator
 
nigel1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manchester, UK
Boat: Beneteau 473
Posts: 5,194
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Dont forget the Greenwich Observatory, not sure if the Cutty Sark is open to public yet but you'll get to see the vessel.
__________________
Nigel
Beneteau 473
Manchester, UK
nigel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2011, 14:43   #7
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

London Eye (the big wheel) - not very nautical, but will give you a good view of London / the river. and maybe a trip (or 2) down the Thames.
__________________
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2011, 15:28   #8
Registered User
 
wolfaroo's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK South Coast
Boat: Unknown MFV 60ft
Posts: 111
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

if you're heading south, the little-known and fantastically-named Buckler's Hard is worth a visit; Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum in the New Forest, Hampshire
__________________
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
Ursula Le Guin
wolfaroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2011, 14:43   #9
Moderator
 
Pete7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Solent, England
Boat: Moody 31
Posts: 8,579
Images: 14
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfaroo View Post
if you're heading south, the little-known and fantastically-named Buckler's Hard is worth a visit; Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum in the New Forest, Hampshire
Just come back from a BBQ on the grass by the waters edge

Round the Island Race on the 25th June, 1200 yachts to date and numbers rising.


J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2011 - Press releases

Pete
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	river-webcam.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	25.6 KB
ID:	27457  
__________________
Moody 31 - April Lass
Pete7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2011, 14:51   #10
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 20,225
Images: 2
pirate Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete7 View Post
Just come back from a BBQ on the grass by the waters edge

Round the Island Race on the 25th June, 1200 yachts to date and numbers rising.


J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2011 - Press releases

Pete
Pete... hope you and Dochead are participating on behalf of the CF members.... with Burgee fluttering bravely in the breeze....
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2011, 09:25   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 51
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete7 View Post
Just come back from a BBQ on the grass by the waters edge

Round the Island Race on the 25th June, 1200 yachts to date and numbers rising.


J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2011 - Press releases

Pete

They had 1700+ on the start line last year - will beat that this year - looking forward to it immensely - we came in top 30% last year - aiming for top 20% this year which will be hard with all the little boats racing.
__________________
st599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2011, 09:31   #12
Registered User
 
Eleven's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southampton UK
Boat: Jaguar 22 mono called Arfur.
Posts: 1,220
Images: 3
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

There is a reconstructed Golden Hind in central london, a search will find it, it's up by the Globe Theatre. The Water boats run an excellent and economical service up and down the Thames with many stops on a day ticket. Well worth a trip to St Catherine's Docks where the Super boats hang out and there are nice cafe's just down stream of the Tower of London. Some good old wooden masted baots there usually, including the Thames Barges (old Sailing Lighters).
__________________
Ex Prout 31 Sailor, Now it's a 22ft Jaguar called 'Arfur' here in sunny Southampton, UK.
A few places left in Quayside Marina and Kemps Marina.
Eleven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2011, 08:30   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mobile Bay, Alabama
Boat: Hermann Lazyjack 32 schooner
Posts: 70
Re: Nautical History in London / South England

Thanks to all for your suggestions! We spent a month in London in June. Just missed the Old Gaffer's Festival, would have liked to have seen that, maybe another trip. Did a ton of nautical stuff - Greenwich (of course), Science Museum (ships models), Canal Museum, took a canal boat ride in St Regents, did several Thames Path walks which gave lots of opportunities to see river cruisers, went to the Royal Henley Regatta, saw Golden Hind and HMS Belfast, walked around St Katherine's Docks, and other stuff I've probably skipped over. Had a great time! Thanks again.

Mike Turner
Lazyjack 32 schooner "Mary'Lis"
Mobile Bay, Alabama
__________________

__________________
MikeTurner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
England, history

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heading South from New England captden Atlantic & the Caribbean 9 13-09-2010 20:10
History Dream Chaser Meets & Greets 14 10-11-2009 15:22
A Brief History of CF GordMay Forum News & Announcements 57 10-01-2009 16:44



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:06.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.