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HMS Belfast Tours

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HMS Belfast
The World War II warship HMS Belfast, moored on the south bank of the Thames, is an iconic symbol of British history. Discover interactive displays and preserved spaces across the vessel’s nine decks and learn about life on the naval ship, as well as its role in D-Day, the Arctic Convoys, and the Battle of North Cape.

The Basics
The ship has become a fixture of the Thames landscape, with river cruises offering premier views of the vessel. For a closer look, skip the lines with a prebooked ticket, leaving plenty of time to explore the ship’s quarters, including the engine rooms, sick bays, and flag deck. Some city passes offer access to HMS Belfast along with other top city attractions, while flexible hop-on hop-off tours allow time to explore at your own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • HMS Belfast is a must-see for visitors interested in Britain’s naval history and has plenty to entertain families.
  • Some tours include entrance fees as part of the package; otherwise, there is a charge to enter.
  • Deck areas are accessible for wheelchairs, with lift access from the gangway. Below deck is inaccessible due to the preserved nature of the ship.
  • Free handheld audio guides are available for all visitors.

How to Get There
The ship is moored on the south bank of the Thames, just a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge station. It is also easily accessed by river boat, with London Bridge City Pier next door.

When to Get There
HMS Belfast is open daily throughout the year, except Christmas. The ship is popular with school trips, but you can miss the crowds with a morning or later afternoon visit. Admire panoramic views of the city from the flag deck, with winter offering a particularly festive vista.

Imperial War Museum
HMS Belfast is operated by Imperial War Museum, a museum group with five branches, two in London. The IWM London, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from HMS Belfast, houses a Holocaust Exhibition as well as a number of war artifacts from across the century, while the underground Churchill War Rooms on King Charles Street provide insight into wartime London.
Address: The Queens Walk, Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
Admission: Varies
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

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Many of London’s top attractions lie along the Thames River. This boat tour cruises by most of them and includes a London Eye ride to see them from above. Get to know the city’s beating heart and great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London as well as contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge. Then, ride the Lastminute.com London Eye for sweeping views of the city.
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  • 40 minutes
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tour and a Thames River cruise.
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
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London Eye and 24 Hour River Pass

London Eye and 24 Hour River Pass

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Admire London from the air and water with this combined Thames River sightseeing cruise and London Eye ticket, for one great-value price. Avoid the main lines at the London Eye and absorb the spectacular views over London’s skyline during your rotation in a shared capsule. Couple your aerial sightseeing with a leisurely London cruise along the Thames on the same day. Board a comfortable sightseeing boat, and take in wonderful views of top London landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London from the river.
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

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River Thames Evening Cruise

River Thames Evening Cruise

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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

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Partake in a unique sightseeing excursion on this delightful lunch cruise along the Thames River. See the best of London’s riverside attractions on a cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster. Stroll the deck, savor a delectable 2-course meal, and admire great views of the London Eye, the Tower of London and more. An onboard bar offers additional drink options for spicing up your afternoon (own expense).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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  • 1 hour
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Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

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Watch the Thames River light up at night on a dinner cruise with live jazz. Kick-off your night with a glass of sparkling wine as you glide into the current, and spot the iconic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, and Tower of London. Enjoy jazz classics along with swing and Latin tunes, then relax over a 3-course dinner in a heated cabin. Savor dishes like cheese and charcuterie, chicken escalope, and rich berry cheesecake, with plenty of time to take in the sights between courses.
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  • 3 hours
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Cutty Sark and 24 Hour River Pass

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  • 1 day
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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20 minute Tower Millennium Pier Speedboat Blast Loop

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Combine sightseeing with high-octane thrills on a Thames River speedboat cruise, the ideal choice for adrenaline junkies. On a RIB (rigid inflatable boat), soar past London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The Shard, and HMS Belfast at full throttle, and slow down intermittently to listen to comic commentary. Select from two duration times—the longer option also includes views of the iconic O2 Arena and double the exhilarating twists and turns.
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  • 20 minutes
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Ultimate Blast from Tower Millennium Pier - 40 minutes

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  • 40 minutes
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Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

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  • 30 minutes
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Private London Landmarks by Car

Private London Landmarks by Car

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  • 2 to 5 hours
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Haunted London private walking tour

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Thames Barrier Speedboat to/from Embankment Pier - 75 minutes

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Go On-Board HMS Belfast & Westminster Sights Walking Tour

Go On-Board HMS Belfast & Westminster Sights Walking Tour

Explore London’s famous Westminster Area (Buckingham Palace, Westminster & Big Ben & 20 other top sights!) After a city walking tour, board HMS Belfast, 1 of only 3 remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings. Start with a 3 hour walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of London. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head through Westminster, and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Next, board HMS Belfast, the flagship of bombardment Force E, supporting troops landing at Gold and Juno beaches. Her first target was the German gun battery at La Marefontaine. As a result of HMS Belfast’s bombardment, the battery played no meaningful role in the defence of the beaches. Your guide will direct you to HMS Belfast from the ending point of the tour. Your guide will NOT board HMS Belfast with you.
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  • 4 hours
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St. Paul's Cathedral Visit and 24 Hour River Pass

St. Paul's Cathedral Visit and 24 Hour River Pass

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Combine two of London’s top experiences with an entrance ticket to St Paul’s Cathedral and a Thames River sightseeing cruise. With your 24-hour cruise pass, you can hop on or hop off your boat at three conveniently located piers. See iconic London sights like the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye from the water, and then pay a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral. Admire the elaborate beauty of the cathedral floor, see the tombs of historic figures in the crypt, and ascend to the Golden Gallery for spectacular views.
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London WW2 Day Out Combi Tour : Churchill War Rooms & HMS Belfast

London WW2 Day Out Combi Tour : Churchill War Rooms & HMS Belfast

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Indulge your love of history during a London tour that focuses on the city’s rich history and heritage. This all-inclusive tour includes admission tickets to both Churchill’s War Rooms and the HMS Belfast, and reveals the hidden details of Westminster during a walking tour of the historic district.
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  • 6 hours
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Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option

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Get a taste of British food, from timeless recipes to creative new cuisine, on this walking tour of London Bridge and Borough Market. Follow your guide to local pubs, market stalls, artisan stores, and bakeries to sample British cheese and chutney, fish ‘n’ chips, and award-winning Lincolnshire sausage. Wash it down with London ale or cider, then indulge in a portion of treacle sponge pudding or some tasty homemade fudge. 
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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