Welcome to Under the Hull at the Cutty Sark!
Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, this monument to the glory days of sail travelled the world and survived the high seas. The ship boasts a spectacular riverside setting, with a sweeping outlook across the Thames to the city beyond. Entertaining on Cutty Sark is a truly exclusive experience, with four superb locations for evening events.
Under the Hull is a modern space built after the refurbishment of Cutty Sark’s fire in 2007. The ship, all 963 tonnes, is dramatically suspended 3 metres above the floor, Cutty Sark is the only original ship in the world where guests can dine and entertain underneath. Her geodesic glass canopy, floods the dock with natural daylight, whilst built in lighting makes her copper clad hull glimmer in the evening. This is our largest space and is perfect for conferences, dining, drinks reception and dancing late into the evening
We have handpicked our catering partners who are regarded for their customer service , quality and value. Please find them listed below:
What is the best way to get to the venue?
There are a number of ways to travel to Greenwich, Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich are the closest stations. However, for ease, comfort and to see the city at it's best we advocate to travel to Greenwich via boat to Greenwich pier which is less than 3 minutes walk away.
What restrictions does the venue have?
Like many listed buildings, there are a few things we cannot allow in our spaces:
Due to the historic nature of Cutty Sark we ask for dark drinks to be served only under the hull of cutty sark. Each Venue does have outdoor space permitted for smoking however, smoking, naked flames, candles, confetti, helium balloons or dry ice are not permitted within the venues.
Free standing branding and product displays are very welcome however attachment onto fabric of the building is not authorised.
Waht are the arrangements in terms of suppliers?
Due to the sensitive nature of our buildings and collectiosn only approved catering, floristry and production suppliers are permitted.