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HMS Belfast

Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England (London Bridge)
+44 20 7940 6300
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Ranked #57 of 1,085 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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Puchong, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Rather informative. It's really an eye-opener if you no idea how a modern warship (not the cutting-edge type) runs, this is a good time for your to have a peep in. There is a kid-fun room for kids.

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County Down, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was the first place we visited on our 2nd trip to London, with my husband and kids - 15 girl, 14 boy & 7 girl. Told them it was a boys day out and girls would get their turn another day. But all thoroughly enjoyed, excellent value for money - only adults pay, get the headsets/handheld sets, we used... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Spent an afternoon and evening on board at a Wedding! The venue was a surprise until the last minute, we knew it was somewhere around London Bridge but that was all. I don't think anyone could have guessed that it would be here on this magnificent ship. The whole day was amazing and standing on deck with the evening reception... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Overall, what can be said. It is a testament to a ship that brave souls sailed in, fought in and lived in. Some tight spaces on here so watch the back packs on the ladders but to get to the parts of the ship it is well worth the effort. The boiler room with its display of what and how... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was my first time overseas and my sister and I wanted to take in everything we could. Our city pass gave us access to the HMS Belfast and that had to be one of our favorite things to do in London. There were so many hidden rooms and places to explore I think it was at least 5 levels... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

An afternoon well spent getting a history of this warship. There is so much to learn here that you need at least two hours to get round. There is a cafe and plenty of staff on board to answer any questions.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There was a lot to see on HMS Belfast and my husband and son enjoyed their visit - interesting to see how the navy personnel live onboard ship. I find the smell below deck on a ship nauseating so stayed on deck - there was still plenty to explore.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The HMS Belfast, along with her sister ship HMS Edinburgh, were the Royal Navy's (RN) most formidable cruisers during WW2, being the final expression of the RN's Town-class light cruisers. Appropriately, during the war, this ship had a storied career, escorting Arctic convoys to Russia, taking part in the sinking of a major German warship called the Scharnhorst, and shelling... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Really enjoyed the audio tour of the Belfast. It gets pretty warm inside, so dress lightly on warm days. The tour is easy to follow, interesting and enjoyable. Not for people who cant walk steep steps.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's definitely not for those with limited mobility or a fear of heights or enclosed spaces as there are many confined spaces to explore within the ship and that exploration includes navigating many steep stairs - backwards. Despite this, for anyone with an interest in ships or WWII, the Belfast is a fascinating exhibit with an interesting history and many... More

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