Historic Swedish merchantman arrives in London

The full-scale replica of the historic will be berthed at West India Docks

It wasn’t all bad news for historic ships in London this weekend, as this stunning image proves.

It’s of the Götheborg, a full-scale replica of a Swedish merchantman that last visited London 262 years ago .

She was welcomed to the capital on Saturday by full gun salute from HMS Belfast – the first time this has happened since the warship berthed in London.

To see more pictures of the ship’s arrival in the city, visit MBM’s Flickr site.

Meanwhile, if you want to see the Götheborg for yourself, you can go along to West India Docks where she’ll be open to the public until her departure on 2 June.

The Swedish East India Company Tent Village
The quayside exhibition about the ship will be open daily from 19 May until 2 June from 10am – 8pm. On 20 May and 24 May it will only be open from 10am – 3pm

Götheborg Location And Opening Times
The ship is berthed at West India Docks, South Quay, E14 9RS. Canary Wharf is the nearest tube. The ship’s opening times:

May 22: 10am – 5pm
May 26 – 28: 10am – 8pm
May 29 – 31: 10am – 3pm

Admission: Adults: £8, Children (under 12’s): free