Fans of tall sailing ships may be interested to learn that the ARC Gloria, a training ship of the Colombian Navy will be in London from this weekend and there will be free tours of the ship for us Londoners next week.
According to the Port of London Authority, she will be moored at George’s Stairs, which is on the Thames near Deptford from this Friday until next Monday.
Then, according to the Colombian Embassy, it seems that she will sail around to South Quay by Canary Wharf (map link) and it is there that they will have open days for the public.
ARC Gloria - Photo by the Colombian Embassy
The vessel will be open for free public tours during the following times:
Tuesday 23 August: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 24 August: 9am – 4pm
Thursday 25 August: 9am – 7pm
The Gloria will depart at 11am on Friday 26 August for Spain, Morroco, the Canary Islands and then return home to Cartagena.
The ship is only slightly shorter than the US Coast Guard’s sailing ship which visited South Dock a couple of months ago, and certainly should be worth a visit if you are in the area or like tall sailing ships.
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