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HMS Belfast

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Address: Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
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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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Quick visit but worth it

We only had about 45 minutes to spend here but it was incredible to see this ship and the lives of the sailors. It's tricky walking up and down the very narrow stairs/ladders so... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only had about 45 minutes to spend here but it was incredible to see this ship and the lives of the sailors. It's tricky walking up and down the very narrow stairs/ladders so be careful. Also watch your head so you don't bump it. Worth the visit though and so neat to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a bright, cold and windy day when we made our way onto the HMS Belfast but nothing stopped us from enjoying it. As you walk along the gangplank there are plenty of facts about the ship then you get your audio tour and it starts at the wonderful silver bell. Also be aware that you have many steep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not only amazing from the outside but also from the inside! Gives you a nice view of the life of a seaman in the second world war. It's a must see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The HMS Belfast is moored on the River Thames near Tower Bridge across the river from the Tower of London. The Belfast saw quite a bit of action during WII and also was involved in the Korean Conflict. Admission includes an audio tour. The ship has been preserved in a way that gives you a pretty good idea of what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the HMS Belfast on a blustery and rainy day and had a great time. Fascinating history, audio tour great, well set up displays. Strongly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to be able to enter and explore a war time vessel and each room/area was well-presented. Lots to explore at your own pace with the very informative audio guide. Allow a good 3-4 hours here depending on your pace and interest. Mildly physical as walking around the ship involves some climbing up/down narrow steps and navigating low ceilings.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here as I could view the history of the ship. It's great value for money and the information given is really good and me and my wife would like to visit again in near future. Well worth the few hours it took us to get round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thoroughly recommend this attraction to visitors that have no mobility problems, We explored the whole ship climbing up and down steep stairways into the bowels of the boat and then up to the bridge. Would not have been able to do this if not able to easily get around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced. Lots of climbing up and down in some rather tight places! Probably best (if going with kids) for around 6-10/12 years?

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This warship is on the Thames River and located on the southern side. Pretty easy to find and gain access. This is a light cruiser and saw lots of battle during WWII and into 1963. Very interesting to be on a ship of this size. They use dummies to represent the actual crew. You can get close to the gun... More 

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