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HMS Belfast

Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England (London Bridge)
+44 20 7940 6300
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Ranked #40 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Ships, 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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Ships, Museums
Activities: Getting married
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We are military history buffs but we really got an appreciation of British Naval history with our visit to the light cruiser that is now a moored museum. We spend a couple of hours on the ship touring the various areas. It is a very well laid out tour and the displays are excellent. The audio phones they provide are... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

As my son is wanting to join the Navy he was looking forward to going on board and we were not disappointed. I thought we could have a quick look round before going to see the poppies at the Tower of London but did not expect to be on board for such a long time. There is so much to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The ship has loads of historical stories to share, from the life of the ship crew to war, this is worth a place to visit in London. The only thing is the stairs are rather narrow.

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Hard work, ship is massive, much bigger than you think. Not for the disabled, so many ladders and easy to get lost, quite claustrophobic. Staff are fab and it is a must see though. Shop is great. Had fun there.

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Hants UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Seen HMS Belfast lots of times when visiting other nearby attractions, but finally got round to going onboard. From what I can see, very little has been changed inside the ship to convert it into a tourist attraction, meaning in places access can be quite difficult, however there are very few areas within the ship which you cannot access -... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I wanted to show my partner around the main sites of London during a short break we had. And HMS Belfast was definitely on the list to do. It's situated right opposite the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and in the shadow of The Shard. HMS Belfast played a very important role in WWII, and there is lots of information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great to see this hoisted up on the Thames. Looks so big and grand, really good to look around too. Located great for Tower Hill tube just moments from the Tower of London.

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Manitoba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Actually anyone would enjoy this tour. This beautifully preserved battleship is remarkable. You have a chance to to climb up to the top and then all the way to the depths. Be warned, some of the ladders are steep and the passage ways are narrow The audio guide is a must. All the interior displays have great signage. Views from... More 

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Redditch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I"ve never really imagined what it must be like to be in the Navy , but this attraction shows you not only that , but brings alive the horrors of war . One of the first exhibits you see is a torpedo " or ship killer " as they are called. Its a fascinating insight into life at sea ,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited with my son and brother in law, and we spent hours walking around inside the ship. If you have any interest in military ships or military history, this is well worth a visit. Probably the best military museum in London, all things considered. If you have problems climbing ladders, you should probably avoid this attraction though. Also, there... More 

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