Cutty Sark: named after an enchantress in Robert Burns’ poem ‘Tam O’Shanter’ – a ‘sark’ is a chemise which, being ‘cutty’ or short, doesn’t cover much’
‘There was no risk of a mistress engaged in some high-spirited Gloucestershire cheese-rolling having to knock on the door and ask a reigning Queen for her cheese back’

Events coinciding with home games in February
1 Chinese New Year at the Cutty Sark
22 Theatre on the Cutty Sark
7 British Science Week

to 31 Mar Astronomy Moons Beyond Counting
1 Feb (to 24 May) Fashion Heroic Figures on Fans

What to see
You’ll find accounts of local tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from London’s tourist attractions are well covered in Visit London, Lonely Planet and Time Out. Links to places near Charlton are:
Cutty Sark
Fan Museum
National Maritime Museum
Old Royal Naval College
Queen’s House
Royal Observatory

‘Even the café is educational, in a central courtyard beneath a perspex roof, with a map of the world occupying most of the floor area’