The Great Greenwich Whale

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD JUNE 2013

ADDRESS
, King William Walk, Greenwich, West Greenwich, London SE10 9HT
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Photo opportunity 1pm, 20th June
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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As part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a life-sized art installation of a 17-metre sperm whale will be beached in Greenwich. The Great Greenwich Whale has been designed by Belgian artists Captain Boomer Collective in collaboration with Zephyr Wildlife Reconstruction and will give Londoners the chance to appreciate the sheer size of this magnificent creature without the harm of a real whale. Beached on the Thames at the Cutty Sark on Thursday 20th June, the whale will then be moved to the lawns of the Royal Navy College for the weekend as part of the Greenwich Fair. With 18th century Greenwich the centre of the London whaling industry - the streets lamps and houses were lit by whale oil, the cables for whaling were made in Greenwich and whale oil was used in the local wool industry - this will be a chance to mark the long relationship between the area and whales. The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is renowned for its large-scale spectacles so the Great Greenwich Whale will be an appropriate addition to the programme.

 

About Cutty Sark

The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. But with much of the ship already removed from the site, most of the original has been restored. More about Cutty Sark

LondonTown.com - The Great Greenwich Whale Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
North Greenwich Tube Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Great Greenwich Whale on LondonTown.com

 
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Family Fun Weekend: Mischievous Monkeys
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2016 at 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as The Great Greenwich Whale
Make an animal mask or a mischievous paper monkey....More
 
 
 
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Storytelling With Story Spinner: The Magic Paintbrush
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 7th February 2016 at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as The Great Greenwich Whale
Join Sailor Sam on a journey across the seas....More
 
 
 
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The Blackout
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 4th February - 25th February 2016
Up the Creek, 302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | Same location as The Great Greenwich Whale
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Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
 
 
 
Peter De Wit's Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment >
23 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 1 minute from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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7A College Approach, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Marks & Spencer
London > Shopping > Department Stores
Cutty Sark Station, 55 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is one of Britain’s most reliable and trusted stores, famed for selling high quality food, clothing and lingerie and household goods. Its ... More
 
 
 
Waterstone's - Greenwich
London > Shopping > Books
51 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
Waterstone's is one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in 1982 and now its flagship ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 1 minute from The Great Greenwich Whale
A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
 
 
 
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Zizzi - Cutty Sark Gardens
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit W2, Greenwich Promenade (pier), SE10 | 2 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
Serving rustic Italian cuisine, Zizzi Cutty Sark Gardens boasts a beautiful riverside location in Greenwich. Zizzi offers a versatile menu that includes an extensive range of ... More
 
 
 
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BIANCO 43
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
43 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
University of Greenwich School of Law
London > Education > Law
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King William Walk, SE10 | Same location as The Great Greenwich Whale
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London Broncos Rugby Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
92 Roan Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Globe Rowing Club
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Trafalger Rowing Centre, Crane Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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The Royal Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 18 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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The Old Brewery
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The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 1 minute from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Old Royal Naval College
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Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 1 minute from The Great Greenwich Whale
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King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Great Greenwich Whale
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Cutty Sark events

 
Storytelling With Story Spinner: The Magic PaintbrushStorytelling With Story Spinner: The Magic PaintbrushJoin Sailor Sam on a journey across the seas.2016-02-07T11:00:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
Today Only
Storytelling With Story Spinner: The Magic Paintbrush
Toddler Time (Under 4s)Toddler Time (Under 4s)Songs, stories and playtime on board.2016-02-10T10:00:00+00002016-03-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
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Toddler Time (Under 4s)
Sea SIGNsSea SIGNsA day of programmed events for deaf and hearing families, including crafts and storytelling. Events are led by deaf presenters using BSL and accompanied by voice-over interpreters.2016-02-13T11:00:00+00002016-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Sea SIGNs
Fold It!Fold It!Put your origami skills to the test.2016-02-15T11:30:00+00002016-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
On Soon
Fold It!
Half-Term At Cutty SarkHalf-Term At Cutty SarkCreate a letter or paper ship.2016-02-15T11:30:00+00002016-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
On Soon
Half-Term At Cutty Sark
Family Fun Weekend: Port of LondonFamily Fun Weekend: Port of LondonA chance to help create a modern port of London.2016-03-05T11:30:00+00002016-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
On Soon
Family Fun Weekend: Port of London
Easter Egg HuntEaster Egg HuntHunt high and low around the ship and find as many eggs as you can.2016-03-25T10:00:00+00002016-03-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Land YachtsLand YachtsThemed art and craft activity.2016-03-29T11:30:00+01002016-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  West Greenwich    SE10 9HT
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Disco Kids: Dino Dance Party (Under 7s)
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The Albany 4.78 miles from The Great Greenwich Whale

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APT Shots 2016 - Mind Out
Exhibitions | Until 21st February 2016 

APT Gallery 5.03 miles from The Great Greenwich Whale

This exhibition aims to examine the imaginative, constructed and performative nature of space and how art works can illuminate the ...More

The Blackout
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Up the Creek 5.3 miles from The Great Greenwich Whale

As fifteen comics take to the stage, the audience decide if they can beat the clock and last on stage ...More

Storytelling With Story Spinner: The Magic Paintbrush
Kids Events | On 7th February 2016 

Cutty Sark 5.3 miles from The Great Greenwich Whale

Join Sailor Sam on a journey across the seas....More

Swing Patrol Greenwich - Weekly Swing Dance Classes!
Sporting Events | Until 28th March 2016 

The Trafalgar Tavern 5.49 miles from The Great Greenwich Whale

Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Monday night at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich! Have fun, ...More

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
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Exhibitions | Until 28th March 2016 

National Maritime Museum 5.6 miles from The Great Greenwich Whale

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Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
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Exhibitions | Until 26th June 2016 

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