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“Not much kip on the ship!”
Review of HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
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Owner description: 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.
Wickham Market
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“Not much kip on the ship!”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Visited HMS Belfast as part of a school trip. We had spent the day looking round London- Parliament, St James's park, Horsegaurds parade, Buckingham Palace etc. We arrived about 8.30 pm, and were welcomed and had our safety talk. We settled the boys and girls into their separate dormitories. The metal bunks are not hugely comfortable. Good hint; a YHA sheet sleeping bag is great for the ship, it is quite warm on board. There was some difficulty settling down because of the ship noises, party boats passing and the odd snorer! Leaders have a separate cabin, which helps a bit. Breakfast was juice, cereal and toast and fruit. Their packed lunches were good too. We had an hours session on the history of the ship, and artefacts to guess. We had then to move on to the Science museum, so didn't have time for a detailed look round. The bits we saw looked good though. The ship's mannequins were a bit scary for some of the children. There are lots of steep ladders to negotiate.

Visited June 2014
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“How many ladders.........”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Really nice experience this. Also have been on the Victory in Portsmouth and in terms of the way the ordinary sailors lived, was quite surprised at how not a lot had actually changed in 100 or so years for the sailors. Of course, the design and "fire-power" of the ship had changed drastically in that time.
Be aware that there are a lot of ladders involved in getting around the ship - but as long as you are reasonably fit there should not be any real problem..It feels like a much bigger ship when you are on it than it looks!..

Visited June 2014
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“Enthralling experience”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Visiting the HMS Belfast was not on my priority list when I first came to Lodong this summer to be honest. However, this giant anchored in the middle of Thames right besides the Queen's walk does catch your attention to say the least. Reading about it elsewhere, I grew excited and eager to visit the warship and I was not disappointed. The audio-guided tour is excellently planned and the mannequins depicting day-to-day activities onboard are very lifelike. The people here are very helpful if you are looking for directions or descriptions outside the adequate site-map and audio -guide. There are some great viewes both inside and outside the ship and Videos take you to the times when the Belfast sailed across the North Atlantic and Arctic. Certainly a 'must do' attraction in London.

Visited June 2014
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“Great way to start a D-Day Tour”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

My son and I were in Europe to participate in the 70th Anniversary events surrounding D-Day. Before we headed across the Channel we decided to visit the HMS Belfast since it participated in the invasion. The ship is very well presented and the self guided audio tour was very informative. Highly recommend it!

Visited June 2014
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“Loved this historical walk-through!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was a beautifully presented historical experience, that successfully shows you the life lived on HMS Belfast! Worth the visit, staff and volunteers were very helpful.

Visited June 2014
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