Heritage with a Twist – a day out in Greenwich and the Olympic Park, Stratford

ArcelorMittal Orbit – from below

The Royal Museums Greenwich and ArcelorMittal Orbit are two attractions sited in beautiful East London parks. Join this Readers’ Event to discover a relaxing day out for groups away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The day will start at 10.00am outside the Cutty Sark and after visiting the historic tea clipper the tour will continue to the National Maritime Museum.
Following free time to visit Greenwich Market and enjoy lunch, GTOs will then travel to Stratford by Dockland Light Railway. A Blue Badge Guide will show the group around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ending up at the ArcelorMittal Orbit to see the stunning views over the park and towards the city, while sipping a glass of prosecco.

How to apply

The Heritage with a Twist Readers’ Event is open to genuine GTOs looking to bring a group back in the future. GTOs may apply for a maximum of two tickets, and there are up to 30 places in total.*

To apply tick the relevant box on our Free Readers Response Service by 19th July 2019.

Successful applicants will be advised by 2nd August. Failure to advise us of cancellations will result in exclusion from future Reader’s Events.

*If you have special access requirements please ask for advice when registering for this Readers’ Event.

The itinerary:

Thursday 15th August
10am Arrive at the Cutty Sark, Greenwich. Welcome by the Royal Museums Greenwich team. Tea and coffee will be served, followed by a self-guided audio tour of the historic tea clipper.
11am Leave Cutty Sark and walk to the National Maritime Museum for a self-guided visit.
12pm Free time for lunch – continue to explore the museum or visit Greenwich Market with its quirky cafes and street food stalls offering many choices for lunch. Make your way back to Cutty Sark.
2pm Meet ArcelorMittal Orbit Team outside Cutty Sark.
2.10pm Guided by the ArcelorMittal Orbit team make your way, via the Docklands Light Railway, to Stratford. Readers will purchase their own travel tickets.
2.45pm Explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its venues escorted by a Blue Badge Guide through the beautiful parkland.
3.30pm Ascend by lift to the top of Britain’s tallest sculpture and take in the amazing views of London from the observation decks whilst enjoying a glass of Prosecco. Admire Anish Kapoor works of art and – only if you are brave enough – ride the world’s tallest tunnel slide.
 4.30pm  Readers’ Day ends.