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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It's not until you board the gunnery deck and watch the excellent demonstration that the true insanity of Elizabeth seamanship strikes home. Ably assisted by a young lad in the audience, our guide gave a spellbinding demonstration of gunnery at sea, and afterwards was delighted to talk about the whole history of the original boat as well as detailing the conditions of life at sea. Utterly fascinating, and in the three foot high deck (I'm six five so if your knees are as unsteady as mine, sit on the cannons rather than the floor) as compelling as any performance in the round.

While the gunnery demonstration is certainly worth waiting for, the Golden Hinde is a compact but magnificent little attraction, with a unique and rather charming view of London. Its just a shame Mondial House is no longer in the background, as standing on the deck one is surrounded by visible signs of nearly a thousand years of English history in a single dizzying turn.

As a side note, this is also the ship used in the Richard Chamberlain series 'Shogun' which was the final little bonus for me. Enjoy, it deserves your time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the gun demonstrations and our guided tours during the weekends! We hope to see you aboard the ship again for our other events.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Even though the weather was awful our guide painted a picture of what life would have been like in Sir Francis Drake's time.

Plenty to see on board. Coupled with the information from the guide, it was a wonderful way to spend part of the morning.

Even this replica has been around the world!!!

This is real hidden gem near Southwark cathedral......a must to see!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed our weekend guided tours. Thank you so much for your kind review.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Walking around London we stumbled upon little gem,to say it's a replica they have done an amazing job it looks very authentic.
Worth a look.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a fun step back in time. Its good for kids as well as adults. It was a thrill to see how small the lower decks with low ceilings and trying to imagine what it's like to live aboard a ship like this for months.

There is a great bar immediately adjacent so you can walk over afterwards and indulge in adult libations.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Neat ship for the kids to visit. Explore on your own. Lots of history goes along with this ship. Easy access, does not take long to explore the entire vessel.

Date of experience: September 2017
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