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HMS Belfast, London

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Permanently moored on the River Thames, HMS Belfast is a museum ship open to the public. Access to the ship is via the footpath on the south bank of the river. A walkway connects the footpath to the ship's quarterdeck. Onboard, you'll visit nine decks all restored by the Imperial War Museum and thematically divided into three sections: a taste of seamen's daily lives; the boiler room, engine room, and communication and mechanical functions of the ship; and the admiral's bridge, operations room, and gun direction platform. In between these quartered-off sections, look for exhibits commemorating the ship's war service and personal stories of those who served aboard. Put HMS Belfast and other London attractions into our London travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I visited the ship in march 2018. The “tour” around the ship is very interesting. The price is fair. You can easily be on the ship for a couple of hours without getting bored.  more »
  • My husband, teenage boys,and I toured the entire ship. It was very interesting to learn how the sailors lived and the places it has travelled. Traversing through the ship can be challenging.  more »
  • I went with my other half and nephew and spent a few hours walking around and exploring. I must say it's one of the most fascinating places I have ever been to. Well worth a trip and exploring however...  more »
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  • Excellent experience, recommend to anyone whether they are interested in history or not. The ship itself is a real engineering marvel, would love to have been on it when it was sailing. Perhaps one of the nicest bits is it isn't over endowed with barriers, you can wander up, down and through just as you would have been able to when it was in service. The exhibitions on board are full of very good information, including many interesting videos. All in all, a fantastic way to spend a few hours over the Christmas holidays!
  • Totally worth admission. Fascinating step into war history and great audio guide. It was really cool and will stand out as one of my best memories in London so far. Especially if you are a bit nerdy about war and naval history. Getting up close to technology of this ship was awesome. Getting to she how life would be on board a vessel like that for months at the time was jaw dropping. I can't imagine having to run the gangways of the engine room in battle. Even the wife enjoyed it. So the ship cat Frankenstein had to come home with us, at least in plushie form.
  • It was an awesome ship! I liked the visit. It was a bit expensive but it was cool that you could see a lot. There was enough to see for a few hours. The only thing that I would like is a wardrobe and a place where you can store bags. I think there must be an enough space somewhere. Now I had to go to Waterloo station.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Took my two year old grandson and he thoroughly enjoyed the ship. He was encouraged to play with everything by the tour guides and boy did he. Best three hours I've spent in London for many years. Thank you everyone on HMS Belfast for making it a memorable visit which we are sure to repeat
  • Nostalgic sentimental WWII firepower but as a tourist attraction? We had our Staff Christmas Party in the grey vessel 2 years in a row. I still can work out what makes this floating scrap metal so special as a tourist attraction. Everything here looks old and worn-out. This one is not for me.

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