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HMS Belfast

Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England (London Bridge)
+44 20 7940 6300
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Ranked #62 of 1,098 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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Immensely informative on how the crew lived and fought battles during the long days aboard. You get a great sense of the hardships and privations of life on board. The engine room was awesome with its' pipes, valves and boilers. Such a cramped area and the noise level must have been tremendous. This is an unmissable experience.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were looking for something to do for an afternoon and thought about HMS Belfast. We have been passed so many times can not believe we had not been before. Good value for money and children were free. An interesting audio tour and you could spend as long as you like. Plenty for the children to do with activities and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tried visiting today and was disappointed. Queued up to buy a ticket and asked if it was possible to leave a small suitcase whilst seeing the attraction. The staff member said there was no room for it. There was clearly room behind the til area and there is no excuse for not being able to store a small suitcase. I... More

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Surrey UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We've walked past this attraction many times so when we came up to do the Book Bench trails we had a visit. A good 2 hours looking at all the decks and taking in the information in. An excellent insight into life on board. How those sailors must have liked each other!! Stairs are steep and you need to be... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited with some friends and booked on line. We paid £26 for 2 adults and 3 children. The children were free, so for £13 per family we felt this was good value. You can spend as long as you like on board. There is a free audio service which the kids loved and could be in control of themselves... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

nice detour when our chosen adventure didn't work out. My son would have loved it. Ther are some very steep stairs to climb which wasn't easy.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The smell of engine grease still permeates through the ship as you walk aboard. The close corridors as you walk the ship really bring home the feeling that the serving men must have experienced when she was active. Fortunately, the Thames is calm, however, some of the video footage on board showed how ferocious the sea can be and I... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

After being dragged to see this by my teenage son, I was expecting a very boring morning. However, the way that they have recreated how life was on board was very interesting. There are a LOT of very steep steps so not recommended for the less mobile and also don't go if you're claustrophobic as the engine room especially is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After having a lunch treat with their dad during the holidays,route home past the Belfast was echoed with "can we go on there one day mum?" Bowing to peer pressure I'd honestly thought I'd resorted to being bored to tears for the next 2 hours....... How wrong I was. Interesting things to see read & hear. A typical 'girlie girl'... More

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really enjoyed it. I've been to London and done lots of museums and this is in my all top favourite. Give yourself at least half a day, its not something to be rushed, there's too much to see. Plenty of toilets, café inside ship. At some point I did see a disabled lift but I'd look into it more if... More

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