Tudor Christmas Trail

Tudor Christmas Trail

Discover Tudor Christmas traditions aboard The Golden Hinde. Throughout December take part in their Tudor Christmas trail. Learn all about the modern Christmas celebrations that originated during the 16th century and experience the holidays like an Elizabethan. Perfect for all ages, the Tudor trail is included in the admission price.

Please note the ship may be closed early for private events, please check the website for up to date opening times. The ship will be closed on 25th and 26th December. 

Tudor Christmas Trail

Gory Stories Tour – October half-term

Prepare to be horrified as The Golden Hinde peel back the pages of history to reveal the darkest and most spine-chilling tales ever told. Join their expert storytellers, dressed in period attire, as they guide you through centuries of bloodshed and brutality. “Gory Stories” is for those who crave a chilling encounter with the past, it’s an experience like no other.

Gory Stories is a family-friendly tour that explores our gruesome past leaving you both fascinated and horrified.

Tudor Christmas Trail

Love Your Arches Exhibition

Celebrating the architecture of the impressive Victorian viaduct that sweeps through Bankside and the people and businesses who call the arches home, this special amateur photography exhibition captures new angles and perspectives of the Low Line. Under themes of architecture, hidden gems and humans of Bankside, amateur photographers were asked to submit images as part of a competition for Arch Day in July , a yearly celebration led by The Arch Company.

For one day only, visitors can see all the competition entries including the winning entry within Arch 23 on Southwark Street – an exciting new arts and culture space next to Flat Iron Square bar.

Love Your Arches is a free exhibition and will be open for one day only on 30 September from 13:00 – 18:00

Tudor Christmas Trail

Take over The Golden Hinde for a Whole Night

Night Voyage

22nd July & 27th August 


Take over The Golden Hinde for a whole night and sleep on the ship as you and your group become the new crew.

Dressed in Elizabethan costume, three colourful characters from the ship’s history will guide you about the ship and teach you the skills required to sail on a galleon.

With lightning-quick cannon drills with the excitable Gunner, mastery of the navigational arts with the ship’s Master and lurid tales from the grisly Barber Surgeon, the Golden Hinde’s Night Voyages are full of excitement and rich in atmosphere.

Parents and children will then bunker down for the night on the ship’s gundeck.


Suitable for children from 6 – 11 years old.

All children must be accompanied by adults. 

The evening starts from 17:00 and finishes at 09:00 the next day.

You will need to bring your own sleeping gear (as if it were a camping trip).

Tudor dinner and breakfast included. If anyone in your group has food allergies, please let The Golden Hinde know. 

There are no showers aboard the ship.

Further details will be emailed to you once your tickets have been purchased.


Please note this event requires a minimum of 20 people in order to run. If not enough tickets are sold, your tickets may be rescheduled to another available date or you will be refunded.

Tudor Christmas Trail

Southwark Cathedral celebrate The Coronation of His Majesty The King Charles III

The Coronation of His Majesty The King Charles III

Friday, April 21, 2023

Join us as we celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

Join us as we mark the Coronation with worship, musical recitals, a talk and more.

Monday 1 May

Coronation Organ Spectacular | Simon Hogan (Sub Organist)

Featuring music by Elgar, Walton, and a sequence of music from Masters of the King’s Music.

Admission free, donations welcome.

Thursday 4 May

Defenders of the Faith | A Talk by Catherine Pepinster


During the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Christian Church will take centre stage once again, as the established religion in England. But why does the Church have such prominence in state affairs, and should it keep this privileged position in 21st Century, multi-faith Britain? Join  journalist, author, media commentator and broadcaster Catherine Pepinster to explore the powerful link between religion and the British monarchy from its earliest times, through to the Reformation, the Civil War, and the reconfigured wholesome family monarchy of Victoria and her successors, down to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II — and into the future as the new Defender of the Faith is crowned.

Tickets £5, available from Eventbrite.

Sunday 7 May

Celebratory Evensong and Launch of God Save the King


Join us at Southwark Cathedral for this special Service of Celebration as we mark the Coronation of King Charles III.

Join us for a special service of Choral Evensong to celebrate of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort. All are welcome to hear prayers and Bible readings specifically selected for this momentous national occasion, with music by the Choir of Southwark Cathedral.

The service will be followed by the launch of God Save the King – A Guide to the National Anthem published by Hodder Faith. The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark will be in conversation with Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall who provided the introduction to this wonderful publication, and local artist Rosie Brooks who brought it to life with her colourful illustrations.

Copies of God Save the King – A Guide to the National Anthem will be available to purchase and Anne-Marie and Rosie will be available to sign copies.

Monday 8 May

Coronation Organ Spectacular | James Gough (Assistant Organist)

Music by Handel, Stanley, Boyce, Greene, and Walton.

Admission free, donations welcome.

Tudor Christmas Trail

Crossbones Graveyard The Goose & The Garden History Talk

Crossbones Graveyard is a unique place of peace and tranquility nestled in the heart of Bankside. It holds a deep cultural, historical and spiritual significance as it tells the history of London as seen from the bottom up.

As well as holding the mortal remains of 15,000 women, children and men, it also carries the memory of the Winchester Geese, the women who worked in the brothels and “stews” of the medieval Liberty of the Clink. Licensed by the Church to ply their prostitute trade but denied a Christian burial.

Join Jennifer Cooper, the Madam of Ceremonies at the Crossbones Vigil to Honour the Outcast, for a special tour of this fascinating garden of remembrance sharing stories of history, hypocrisy, poverty, riches, activism, spirituality and transformation!

Very Short Tours, only one hour, starting Over There (outside the Gates) and concluding Over ‘Ere (inside the Garden).

The tour is running on  May 25th and June 1st from 12-1pm and June 8th and 15th from  5-6pm. Click here for more information and to book your free ticket.

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