In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot!
London 8 – 12 August, 2022
We have now left London. Thank you everyone who came on board and visited us!
It is fifteen years since the ship last visited London, in May 2007 on the way home from the first Asia expedition. Now it's time again for the ship to sail up the River Thames and greet the Londoners.
We will be moored at Thames Quay, South Dock in Canary Wharf. We're open to visitors every day of the stopover. Come visit us!
We're leaving Canary Wharf at 13:30, Friday 12 August. The previously communicated time of 2pm has been changed with half an hour. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Visit the ship
Come on board the Götheborg! Learn about the history of the East India Companies and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, and about the exciting expedition to Asia. Feel the authentic atmosphere, including the smell of tar, and listen to everything from captivating stories, to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.
Opening hours in London
- 8 August: Open 14:00 pm – 20:00 pm
- 9 August: Open 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
- 10 August: Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 11 August: Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 12 August: Open 09:00 am – 11:00 am
We have station guiding on board. The ship deckhands are stationed throughout the ship to answer questions in Swedish and English.
The visit takes about an hour.
Tickets & prices
Children 5-16 years: £7.5
Children 0-4 years: Free of charge
You can buy your tickets online. Subject to availability, tickets can also be bought on-site. Please note, we are cash-free. You can pay by card.
Welcome on board!
On board Götheborg you will visit the beautiful weather deck with the helm, capstan and ship’s bell. Sundeck offers great views of the ship and masts, and down on gun deck there are ten impressive cannons. Don’t miss the two pieces from the original ship, one piece by the historical cupboard with porcelain and chalk pipes on gun deck, and the other one recessed into the helm.
We have station guiding on board when in port. That means that you follow a marked route around the ship and the ship’s deckhands are stationed in different places around the ship, ready to tell you about the ship, sailing on board and the great Asia Expedition. Come prepared with all your questions!
Shop and Exhibition
Next to the ship you will find our shop where you can buy souvenirs from your visit, as well as an exhibition about the history of the original Götheborg, the building of the replica and the current expedition. Welcome!
Passing Tower Bridge
Before mooring in Canary Wharf, Götheborg passed Tower Bridge. Thousands of people lined the quaysides to watch the ship sail up the Thames.
Thank you London for really greeting us in style!
Photo: Jonathan Browning
Sail with us from London
You can be part of the unique adventure of sailing as a deckhand on board Götheborg. You will experience life on board a 18th century ship and make friends for life. As a deckhand you sail together with the professional crew, are not required to have any sailing experience and will get training on board. Read more about the sailing leg from London below.
The sailing leg from London is almost fully booked, but we have spaces available on the upcoming sailing legs.
Sailing leg seven
The Crown Jewel Passage: London – Bremerhaven
Signing up for the Crown Jewel Passage will give you an authentic experience of sailing as a deckhand 300 years ago. This passage will not only give you the opportunity to climb high up in the rig, work with setting and taking in sails, and learn about sailing an 18th century ship. It will also give you the unique experience of sailing and steering the ship in waters that are among the world’s busiest. All in all, sailing along the Thames, crossing the English Channel and passing the East Frisian Islands before mooring at the Port of Bremerhaven means a leg packed with action.
Upon arrival, the Bremerhaven Maritime Days, with 80 ships and 350,000 visitors, are just about to start. There will be lots of spectacular ships present, though the one you’re sailing is definitely one of the crown jewels of the festival.
We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!
The first stopover on the European Tour 2023 will be beautiful Sète in the south of France. Between 24–27 March will be moored at Quai d'Alger at the heart of Sète. With the release of the first sailing destination of the European Tour 2023, the first and last stopover are now official.