Covid-19 Update

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 precautions, The Golden Hinde will not reopen to the public until further notice.

The ship is made up of spaces of varying size, which means we must fully consider the practicalities of social distancing for the safety of all of our visitors. This involves fluid risk assessment policy and ongoing training for all of our staff, as well as reassessing how to deliver the most exciting visitor experience in the absence of our live guides and performers, which are usually central to our daily activities.

In the meantime, you can learn about our reconstruction, the original circumnavigation, Francis Drake and lots more by browsing our website. Here, you’ll find podcasts, educational resources, videos, blogs and activities.

We miss our visitors, but we are fully utilising this time to ensure that the experience for visitors will be fun, interactive and safe for everyone involved.


Opening times

We are closed.

Monday to Sunday TBC

Monday to Sunday TBC

Please note, we are closed to the general public during the covid-19 precautions. Visit our social media sites and our blog page for amazing stories and activities to enjoy at home!:


Admissions and Prices

General Admission (self-guided tour)


Adults £5
Children (3 – 16)  £5
Family of 4 £15
Under 3s Free




The ship is not currently accessible for wheelchair users or visitors with mobility impairments. Please note there are steep stairs on the ship and low ceilings.

Please call +44(0)20 7403 0123 if you have any questions about visiting The Golden Hinde.



Contact details

The Golden Hinde
St Mary Overie Dock
Cathedral Street
London, SE1 9DE

Tel: +44(0)20 7403 0123
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Transport links

By tube

We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being London Bridge, Borough and Monument. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the TfL website.

By train

The nearest train stations are London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and Waterloo. Book train tickets with Trainline.

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. Plan your journey on TfL Cycling in London.

By car

We encourage visitors to travel by public transport as parking in the local area is very restricted. The Golden Hinde is inside the congestion charge zone. The daily charge applies between 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Parking is available at Kipling Street, London Bridge. For more information and to book a space, please visit the NCP car park website. The nearest accessible Blue Badge Holder parking bays are in London Bridge station, see details here.