HMS Belfast (London) Reviews
Description:River Thames. Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 6300. OPEN: daily 10am-6pm: last admission 5.15pm (Nov 1-Feb 28 last admission 4.15pm ... more
Newest Review: ... and simple but still interesting (and that's coming from me who isn't interested in warships!) and usually amusing as the person doing the presentation will get people to dress up the clothes to see how heavy it is. You also get the chance to swing up into a hammock which you need upper body strength for! You have the choice of looking round the rest of the ship being told more facts aswell ... more
Customer HMS Belfast (London) Reviews (5)
by - written on 01/08/12, updated on 01/08/12 (Very useful, 168 readings)
I have visited the HMS Belfast twice, the first time was for a couple of hours as part of a London school art trip the second time was for another school trip for the start of my art foundation course on which we actually stayed on the boat for three nights (I didn't know this was possible either!) so hopefully my review will offer a different perspective from the usual public experience. The ship is an original WWII ship that is now anchored on the River Thames just 2 minutes away from Tower Bridge. Admission was free for me as the first time I was under 16 and the second time it was a paid school trip, however I have heard they are quite cheap for London, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/05/05, updated on 28/05/05 (Useful, 199 readings)
HMS Belfast was launched on St. Patrick's Day 1938 and used by the Royal Navy until 1965. In 1971 it was refurbished with a view to preserving a piece of British Naval History. It took part in many instrumental missions of the Second World War, including protection duties for Allied forces during the D-Day landings of 1944. If you have children or are secretly still just a big kid, or if you have an interest in Naval History you will have a whale of a time aboard HMS Belfast, located as she is right next to Tower Bridge and The Tower Of London. Admission rates are extremely reasonable for London, and came in at £5.50 for an adult last year, with significant reductions ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/09/02, updated on 15/09/02 (Very useful, 363 readings)
In the school holidays I thank my lucky stars that we live so close to London. What shall we do today? I know, lets get on the tube and go into town! Most of the time we don’t have any plans, but not knowing where we’re going is half the adventure. Last time I did this with Callum, who’s five, we ended up at HMS Belfast and decided to take a turn or two around its decks. You do have to pay to get on but if it’s a family outing it should be fairly inexpensive as under 16s go free. HMS Belfast is a cruiser, which was built in 1938 with the purpose of protecting convoys. She served extensively throughout WW2, providing cover for merchant ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/01/01, updated on 18/01/01
HMS Belfast is a cruiser. She was launched in March 1938 and served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape and in the Normandy Landings. After the war, she supported United Nations forces in Korea and remained in service with the Royal Navy until 1965. In 1971 she was saved for the nation as a unique and historic reminder of Britain’s naval heritage in the first half of the twentieth century. This is one of the paces that I have visited in London and it has to be one of the best. You can go look round the entire ship and relive the battle ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/00, updated on 25/09/00 (Very useful, 116 readings)
HMS Belfast is a World War 2 (WW2) Battle Cruiser moored on the south side of the River Thames just up river from Tower Bridge. The quickest way of getting to the ship is to take the tube to London Bridge, exit onto Tooley Street, and walk onto the embankment via the Hayes Galleria (also worth a look !). Its well sign posted. The Ship is part of the Imperial War Museum collection. Admission prices are pretty standard. When we went in February 2000, an adult cost £4.70 and children up to 5 were free. HMS Belfast was built in 1938 and served in WW2 and the Korean War. As battleships go, she is reasonably big but nothing compared with the preserved North American ... Read the complete review
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