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Did you know you can enjoy an afternoon tea underneath the Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is one of the main vocal points of Greenwich which many people gaze upon and even board. However did you know that you can enjoy an afternoon tea under her?

I had the pleasure of being invited on a complimentary basis to take a tour of the Cutty Sark before enjoying an afternoon tea under her belly.

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship and was built back in 1869 to challenge the best tea clippers on the China tea run.

Built on the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland for Jock Willis Shipping Line, the Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest.

For her first few years the Cutty Sark was used to transport tea back and forth from England to China before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.

In 1895 the Cutty Sark was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth in Cornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College in Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to here in Greenwich within a permanent dry dock for the public to enjoy.

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Hen Party and Weekend Ideas UK in 2019*

Seriously, there is no need for every hen party to be involved in tacky polyester sashes. Or perhaps make it look like it is a stale, cheesy nightclub, which does not really make the entire concept unique or interesting. After all, who wants to settle in the old-fashioned hen do? It is time you start thinking outside the box and introduce a party that everyone would want to be part of.

Take for example London, which is considered home to a slew of hen party ideas be it new or old. It is almost expected from every person there to go for chic bars, silent disco, or boozy brunches, not to mention the titular fitness challenges that everyone is celebrating.

But hey, the one above are just some of the many favourite hen do ideas out there. And yes, you have come to the right place. Here they are!

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Time for Tea – Propa Tea Halloween

After one event to another it was off to Propa Tea’s latest afternoon tea pop up which was Halloween themed.

Propa Tea

Propa Tea is set up by Charly Webber who loves holding afternoon teas but she loves to put on  themed ones.

She held her first themed afternoon tea at The Dispensary back in June which was tropical themed.  Since then she has been holding themed afternoon teas once per month.

Each afternoon tea you will get served cocktails in a tea pot, sandwiches, scones and cakes with a DJ playing music in the background giving the afternoon tea a great ambience and buzz. Continue reading

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