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Barbados 50

Description & main attractions

The gates of the Thames tidal barrier mark the entrance into this great city and historic port.

The symbolic zero meridian will be crossed while sailing past the Greenwich Observatory and the Cutty Sark clipper ship.

Sailing across the Zero Meridian past the Greenwich Observatory

All these major attractions may be visited during the London stopover.

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The Cruising Association

Host marina / Port information

The Barbados 50 boats will be berthed at Limehouse Basin, next to the Headquarters of the Cruising Association, a short walk from Tower Bridge and with excellent transport links to central London.

Odyssey boats docked at Limehouse Basin

The start of Barbados 50 will be marked by the boats having Tower Bridge opened especially for them to sail through into the Pool of London next to the Tower of London, before heading downstream on a seafaring route that links London to the former colony of Barbados, in 2016 celebrating 50 years of independence.

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