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HMS Belfast

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Address: Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7940 6300
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Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role...

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.

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Visit was brilliant!! Worth the money Really enjoyed the experience! Would go again! Maybe not for little children there is a lot of stairs x

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited here on the 5/02/2016 with my boyfriend as part of a day out for his birthday. 2 tickets cost me £32 and we are a couple in our twenties. Upon entering you are given a free audio guide If you would like one and then you are left to your own devices to explore the ship. We spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visit was brilliant!! Worth the money Really enjoyed the experience! Would go again! Maybe not for little children there is a lot of stairs x

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Thank Keira E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free audio guid really helped as the kids were entertained throughout. A bit tight for space in places but overall a good experience, gave a really good idea of what life would have been like. Not suitable for people who aren't comfortable going down ladders.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

HMS Belfast is quite a unique opportunity to tour what was once a functional cruiser in the Navy and it is interesting to be sat on the Thames whilst doing so. Touring the whole ship probably takes a maximum of two hours, and there are some interesting exhibits to see, with an excellent audio guide too which is free. You... More 

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Thank William J
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't recommend having large bag and visiting HMS Belfast because I had a sizable backpack and it was a tight fit, but it was really worth it. There's lot of ladder/steps so if you're not very mobile, it might not be for you but it's great to see the workings of a naval ship. The plastic people were actually... More 

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Milan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship itself was alright, but the food in the cafe was abysmal. Had the cauliflower and broccoli soup, it tasted like it had just been taken out of the Thames, it was inedible, also had to return the scones as they were still frozen in the middle. Take my advice and eat somewhere else.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed close by and also seeing that you could get a discounted ticket by also going to the Churchill War Rooms, I decided a visit was a good idea. I'm glad we didnt visit in the height of summer as a very busy ship would not be conducive to a good visit. You need to be quite fit as... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have been our third visit and every time it has something more to offer. The owners seem to keep updating the exhibits to make it more interesting. It takes a bit of effort climbing throughout which makes it all the more fun.

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Thank Nigel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been on HMS Belfast for around 35 years. Decided to go to London for a day out with the better half and visit the ole girl. When you purchase your tickets you are asked if you want a guide book. If you really want one I advise purchasing one on your way out as there are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good 2 hour visit for families of all ages. Certainly not for the unfit or disabled because of all the ladders to different decks, but fascinating and informative about what now feels increasingly like a far bygone age. Like they always are, the audio guide is far too long-winded but the displays are informative. Wonderful out on the decks... More 

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