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Known as London's only war ship, HMS Belfast was opened to the public in 1971 as a unique historic reminder of Britain's Naval heritage and now serves as a Museum to the officers and men who served onboard her. This vast battle cruiser was launched in March 1938 and played a leading part in the Battle of North Cape, and in the Normandy Landings. The HMS Belfast also served in Korea as support to the United Nations until 1965.
On your way around the ship you will be able to take a tour of the Quarterdeck, the Bridge, the crew accommodation, the operations room and all the way down through the nine decks to her massive Boiler and Engine Rooms. But be careful it's easy to get lost in the labyrinth of steep stairs, narrow corridors, gangways on your way down. The further you go of course, the more you can imagine what it must have been like to live on board during World War II. Down in the explosives room you will find hundreds of shells facing you, all disarmed of course but you do wonder if they might have missed one!
Address: Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JH
Phone: +44 (0)20 7940 6300
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Nearest Tube: London Bridge
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