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The Steam Dreams Rail Co cream tea on board 61306 Mayflower to Windsor

Have you ever taken a ride on a steam train before? Well even if you have or haven’t I highly recommend booking a seat on the 61306 Mayflower steam train in where you can take in stunning views upon your journey as well as tuck into a delicious brunch, tasty cream tea or even a luxurious dinner onboard. So if your looking for that something nostalgic and extra special be it for a romantic date, a treat for a friend or even to celebrate a birthday the 61306 Mayflower will be a memory which will stay with you and your loved ones forever.

Steam Dreams Rail Co. is renowned for giving memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. This summer they are providing a vast array of trips across beautiful the British countryside, whether you choose to travel in non-dining or treat yourself to a delicious on board dining experience their journey will be a moment in your life which you will never forget.

I was invited down on a PR basis courtesy of Steam Dreams to enjoy an afternoon cream tea experience on board their 61306 Mayflower steam train which is one of their series of summer tours which leaves from London Victoria station.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. is renowned for memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. Select from a vast array of trips and take a steam train journey across the beautiful British countryside and treasure the memory forever.

Under new management, having been acquired in December 2018 by locomotive owner David Buck, Steam Dreams Rail Co are delighted to have celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2019. Since its inception in 1999, Steam Dreams Rail Co has gone from strength to strength and now welcomes over 19,000 passengers on board each year on over 50 trips and stop at 100 stations across the UK.

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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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