Spanish tall ship visits Canary Wharf south dock – and the public can visit

A tall ship has arrived in London and the public are able to visit.

The Juan Sebastián de Elcano is moored on South Dock and should be open from 3pm-8pm today (Thursday 4th July).

However don’t take that as gospel. I couldn’t get on board earlier this week as an event was on. They let me take a picture mind past the entrance gate.

Vessel with new towers behind

The ship is the third biggest tall ship on the planet and is used as a Spanish Navy training vessel.

It was ordered 99 years ago and took its maiden voyage in 1928.

Open today

Seeing the vessel brought to mind when Greenwich used to hold a Tall Ships event for a few years but that event now seems long gone.

So if you want to see a tall ship among tall building you’re in luck – but be quick.

South Dock

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