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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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Underwater with torpedoes and bombs or sitting on the Captain's chair

Visiting this war ship has been an adventure we wanted to share with our son. He was so entusiastic and wanted to see everything. Not recommended if you want to avoid phisical... read more

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting this war ship has been an adventure we wanted to share with our son. He was so entusiastic and wanted to see everything. Not recommended if you want to avoid phisical effort.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I decided to take a tour of HMS Belfast after seeing it on our riverside walk and are so glad that we did it was such a humbling experience to see what the crew went through during their lives on board and the conditions in which they worked there were lots of displays and six levels to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historic ship is part of the Imperial War Museum – and a particularly interesting part. The free audio guide is instructive as it leads one along a clearly defined route, past torpedoes, bakery, sick-room, and so on – the conditions of the whole leading one to feel thankful not to have been a member of the crew. A number... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to pop into the HMS Belfast today on our walk along the river, and we're so glad we did! We spent over 2 hours inside as there was so much to see. We picked up one of the free audioguides, and this really added to our experience. The work that has gone into making this an authentic experience... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The HMS Belfast is a very interesting ship with a lot of history. It has static displays that make it an interesting place. There were also people doing the ship that were answering questions and telling stories about the ship and what it went through. It was interesting to contrast the British ship to the American ships that I have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience. To walk around a historic warship is a pretty unique feeling and they really made the effort to give you an idea about how life would be in the Belfast when active. From the dentist, to the operating room to the hammocks and the huge guns there is simply too much for me to list out. Lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with Tesco Clubcard Vouchers which were easy to exchange for standard tickets. Afternoon visit on a Sunday at end of November and the ship was quiet with only a handful of others mooching around. The guided audio tours are informative and interesting and held the kids (age 12 and 9) attention for a couple of hours by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed trip on historic boat! Wish there was a route round you could follow but apart from that we enjoyed our trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the HMS Belfast - not actually stumbled as it is clearly visible docked in the Thames - but we saw it when touring the Tower Bridge. When we finished that tour we were on the same side of the river as the Belfast and decided why not use our London Pass to check it out. The Belfast... More 

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a lot of history! I have been on board this ship a couple of times and it is just fascinating! A real gem of our history to be soaked up by everyone. A must see whilst in London and entertaining for all ages.

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