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 September
28 Film at the Royal Observatory: In the Shadow of the Moon

to 29 Sep Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection
to 29 Sep Fantasy & Folly
to 5 Jan 2020 Moon Exhibition
13 Sep Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition

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’