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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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  • It's really easy to get to. Get on a train to London Bridge. It's a great day out. I'm 65 and my grandson was nearly 6 at the time - we loved it. 
    It's really easy to get to. Get on a train to London Bridge. It's a great day out. I'm 65 and my grandson was nearly 6 at the time - we loved it.  more »
  • Travelled as a family of 3 and this was a definitely "tick off" for our trip to London, it's a massive ship and we spent an enjoyable 3-4 hours exploring the various areas and decks, poignant... 
    Travelled as a family of 3 and this was a definitely "tick off" for our trip to London, it's a massive ship and we spent an enjoyable 3-4 hours exploring the various areas and decks, poignant...  more »
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  • This is the warship that pounded German positions on D Day! And you get to experience how the boat functions and how the 1,000 men lived on it. For us North Americans, it was a very special visit. It was actually an impromptu visit. We were waiting for the Tower Bridge to open, saw the warship, and decided to check it out.. We sat at the front of the ship and had the best view on the bridge when it opened. Very cool. My WWII passionate teenager and I spent more than 3 hours exploring on the boat, including having cream tea on one of the decks with the best views on London City. There are very friendly volunteers to help you find your way on the 9 deck boat, and you can get an audio phone with brief explanations at a few numbered stations. Just enough to be informative without being boring. Well, I rarely write such enthusiastic reviews, but we really had a wonderful time here, as much as in the London museums, galleries and other lovely places that London has to offer. My only small criticism is the price but hey, it was all worth it.
  • I've been here few years ago with my son for his birthday. Unforgettable experience! So much to see inside. Almost all parts of the ship are open. You'll easily spend half a day there. Stunning views from there to Tower Bridge and City of London.

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