London

London 8 – 12 August, 2022

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 docked at South Dock Quay in Canary Wharf. Come visit us!

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

9 August: Open 11 am – 3 pm
10 August: Open 11 am – 3 pm
11 August: Open 11 am – 3 pm

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

Adults: £15 SEK
Children 7-16 years: £7.5
Children 0-6 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!

Where to find us

Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at South Dock Quay in Canary Wharf. Come and see us from the quayside or visit us during our opening hours. Welcome!

Approximate coordinates: 51.501114, -0.015980

+46 31-779 34 50

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Sail with us to and 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 two sailing legs to and from London below. 

Sailing leg six

The Great North Sea Sail – Oslo to London

Götheborg of Sweden will be cruising down the fjord toward the open sea and a full week on board before arriving in London. As our North Sea Sail proceeds, there may well be opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Götheborg of Sweden is a great vantage point for both maritime wildlife and sea sparkle. Although the life of deckhands does include chores, during breaks you just might be lucky enough to spot dolphins not far from the ship. And who knows, if you’re really lucky, maybe you’ll see orcas, too.

As we sail up the Thames to conclude our Great North Sea Sail, at last we see the home of Big Ben appear before us. As the Grand Finale of this leg, we will be saluting the city properly, cannons and all. What a week this will be! Could we interest you in that?

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.

Latest news

Changes to sailing leg 3 and the Stockholm stopover

24 June 2022

Some changes will be made to the sailing leg from Helsinki to Stockholm, and arrival at the stopover in Stockholm will be moved to a few days later. This is due to a visit to the drydock (in Stockholm) that we want to make with the ship, while we are still in Northern Europe.

We have arrived in Helsinki

23 June 2022

We have arrived in beautiful and sunny Helsinki! We are moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall. We will be here until Monday 27 June, and open to visitors Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Come and visit us!

Ticket sales open for Helsinki

21 June 2022

Thursday 23 June at 10:00 am, we will arrive in Helsinki! Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall. Ticket sales are now open for Friday 24 June, Saturday 25 June, Sunday 26 June and Monday 27 June.