The National Maritime Museum and Lloyd’s of London

Andy & Tina Killion

Andy and Tina Killion.

Andy and his wife Tina visited The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and the Lloyd’s of London on their 2023 trip to the UK.

The National Maritime Museum

Its rich maritime history includes the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House, and the Cutty Sark. Housed in a grand building designed by architect Philip Hepworth, the museum’s vast collection spans centuries of maritime history, covering naval warfare, exploration, trade, and scientific advancements.

The Cutty Sark is an iconic tea clipper and a maritime marvel. Built in 1869, the ship represents the pinnacle of 19th-century sailing technology and design. Named after the Scottish term for a short shirt, the “cutty sark,” the ship was initially designed for the China tea trade. It is made of wood and iron and has a legendary reputation for its speed and agility. We enjoyed exploring the decks and impressive hull and discovering insights into the golden age of sail and the global maritime trade that defined an era.

The Cutty Stark in the Maritime Museum

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark at Greenwich, UK

Deck of Cutty Sark

Main Deck

Cutty Sark

Andy at the Helm

Mast of Cutty Sark

Main Mast

Hull of Cutty Sark

Copper Bottom

Hull of Cutty Sark

Bow Stem

Cargo bay of cutty sark

Cargo Deck

Our adventure on the sea

Departing Greenwich for London

Lloyd’s of London

Lloyd’s of London is a famous insurance market that began in London in the late 1600s. Since its start in 1686, Lloyd’s has become a global center for insurance. It’s a collection of individual underwriters called “syndicates” who specialize in different types of insurance. Lloyd’s is well-known for covering unique and high-risk activities, from maritime adventures to special events, and its distinctive underwriting room reflects its tradition of in-person transactions and risk evaluation.

Lloyd's of London

Andy and his host in front of the Lutine Bell

Lloyd's of London

Old Library with Signal Panels

Lloyd's of London

Lloyd’s of London Exterior

Lloyd's of London

Main Underwriting Floor

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