This fairy tale barge was spotted during a trip to Holland. It conjures up images of damsels in distress, knights in shining armour, and dark dreary dungeons.
Buildings all over London, usually closed to the public will be open throughout the weekend of 21st-22nd September as part of Open House. For the third year running, Hermitage Moorings is one of those. Highlights of this year will be our three visiting steam ships, and the chance to go on a river cruise! What's On: [...]
The Kentish Sailing Association's Swale Match, now in it's 41st year, has become a tradition for the boats at hermitage. Congratulations to the following for their awards: Cabby, although not regularly moored at Hermitage she was crewed by some of our residents. Awarded 1st Brent Cup for Restricted Staysail Barges Stormvogel, looking beautiful after her [...]
Traveling from the mouth of the Thames Estuary to the heart of London this moving fleet of vessels with perform using all manner of horns, bells, whistles and sirens. A sight and sound not to be missed. For more details see: The Thames Festival Click here for specific details on how HCM is involved in these [...]
Its the Wapping Shindig this weekend, why not come by Hermitage beforehand to visit our historic boats? We're open both Saturday and Sunday 10-4. With a cafe serving tea, coffee and cakes. For the kids among us, there's even an activity sheet.
During a cruise up the Thames, we stopped just opposite Battersea park for some lunch, when someone said they saw dolphins. We all carefully watched the spot, and there they were again. Two small dorsal fins appeared briefly side by side, then disappeared again. They were swimming upstream against the tide but were quickly losing [...]