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HMS Belfast

Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England (London Bridge)
+44 20 7940 6300
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Ranked #59 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Historic Sites, Military Museums
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role in the sinking of the German battle ship "Scharnhorst" in the Normandy... more » Owner description: Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role in the sinking of the German battle ship "Scharnhorst" in the Normandy landings. « less
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Paid full price to see this attraction as missed it the last time we were in London. It was a fantastic trip and spent a good couple of hours walking around the HMS Belfast it was very interesting and just a shame the whole boat was not open was worth every penny.

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Channel Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

First thing there is a £15.00 charge to gain entry, secondly dont get caught out like me and purchase the guide book at the reception area, becase once on board you are given a small paper guide which is more than adequate to get you around. Beaware that there are alot of steep stairs to negotiate and some confined areas.... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm having trouble rating this attraction because one of my two friends that visited this with me had a great time, while myself and my other friend wanted to leave as fast as possible. The ship itself is greatly preserved and gives a very realistic look into what it was like living in there during the war. There are a... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited HMS Belfast on my own and was surprised at how expensive the £15.50 entry fee was. (I have just checked the Imperial War Museums website and have found out that the entry free is actually £14.05 with a £1.45 "voluntary donation", which is hardly voluntary if you are not given the chance to volunteer!! I was then offered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited HMS Belfast on The Daily Telegraph Subscriber buy one get one free deal. We spent about 3 hours on the ship. We found the audio tour invaluable. There is a lot of climbing up and down ladders so not an ideal tourist attraction for the infirm. We followed the advice on the website and travelled light. The narrow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Went with my seven year old. He loved it! Climbing up and down ladders into the bowels of the ship and to the Admirals quarters. Informative and fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

HMS Belfast is as much a part of Lindon's riverside as Tower Bridge. A WWII battleship she is a part of the Imperial War Museum and gives a fascinating insight into life on board. Kids go free -great fun for everyone going up and down ladders and gangplanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I loved sniffing around on this vessel. Rich history, with fairly realistic mannequins which portray the different roles of sailors on board.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A museum aboard a battleship! And children go free! Well that sorts us out, and my family did love it. the ship is anchored near Tower Bridge - best station for it is London Bridge. Beware of going to this attraction in bad weather as it is on the Thames so does move with the waves. The ship is laid... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited send on a Saturday,surprisingly not too busy. As we travelled by train we had printed at home a 2for1 voucher from the Days Out website,showed this with our railcard, therefore the children were free and we only paid for one adult,£15.50. Bargain. We chose not to do the audio tour and just did our own thing. There are a... More

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