HMS Belfast Tours

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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.
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Address: The Queens Walk, Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
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HMS Belfast Entry Ticket

Waste no time on a trip to HMS Belfast, and visit the mighty warship with a ticket booked in advance. Just show your voucher at the desk, then head inside to discover the stories of the men who worked on board the ship during the Second World War and beyond. All the must-sees including the Gun Turret Experience, Operations Room, and Life at Sea exhibition are included with your ticket.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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$20.02 USD
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  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Secret Food Tour in London: London Bridge and Borough Market

From timeless recipes to creative new cuisine – get a taste of real British food on this 3.5-hour walking tour of London Bridge and the famous Borough Market. Follow your foodie guide to local pubs, market stalls, artisan stores and bakeries, and learn about the latest gastronomic trends as you pass landmarks like Tower Bridge and the HMS 'Belfast.' Sample British cheese and chutney, fish ‘n’ chips and award-winning Lincolnshire sausages, washed down with London ale or cider, then indulge in a portion of treacle sponge pudding or some tasty homemade fudge.
  • Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
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$87.93 USD
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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 dozens of possible 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. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tours and a River Thames cruise.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$43.16 USD
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 80 Attractions

Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass. Choose a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-, 6- day pass, and enjoy free entrance to more than 80 attractions including skip-the-line access to Kensington Palace and London Zoo. Your London sightseeing pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus ticket and valuable shopping and dining discounts.
  • Duration: 6 days
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$89.42 USD
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  • Duration: 6 days
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London Explorer Pass: Up to 35% Off Top Attractions

Save big on combined admission prices to top London attractions with this London Explorer Pass. You choose whether to get a pass that grants you access to three, four, five, or seven attractions. Pick from a list of 20 of London’s most popular spots visited by tourists and locals alike such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Plus, your pass allows you to receive discounts at select restaurants and retailers in the city, too.
  • Duration: 30 days
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$72.58 USD
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  • Duration: 30 days
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London Eye River Cruise with Optional Standard London Eye Ticket

Discover London’s main riverside attractions by boat with a 40-minute Thames River cruise and optional London Eye flight. You’ll witness the city’s great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, and contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and the sleek Millennium Bridge. After your cruise, take a 30-minute ride in the London Eye for sweeping city views (upgrade required).
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$15.55 USD
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St. Paul's Cathedral Visit and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise in London

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.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$47.64 USD
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River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier

Whet your appetite for adventure with a high-speed Thames river RIB experience. Soar over the surf of London’s iconic river and gaze at impressive monuments as your adrenaline levels soar. Listen to commentary from a knowledgeable guide over a state-of-the-art speaker system and see popular attractions from a totally unique vantage point. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 passengers.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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$55.73 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Cutty Sark and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise in London

Combine admission to the British clipper ship ‘Cutty Sark’ with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. See major London landmarks with your 24-hour pass to the hop-on, hop-off river cruise, departing from four piers every 30 minutes. Then step aboard the world’s last surviving tea clipper for an awe-inspiring look at the fastest ship of the 19th century.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$41.80 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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River Thames Fast Boat Experience in London

Ideal for those with an appetite for adrenaline, this 1-hour fast boat experience on the Thames River is sure to get your heart racing. See London’s sights the alternative way as you enjoy a leisurely cruise past Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye — giving you plenty of time to capture photographs and relax. Then, once you reach the fast zone, you’ll accelerate to a high velocity and listen to exhilarating music.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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$50.54 USD
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour with Thames River Cruise in London

Combine admission to two popular London attractions: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. Learn about Elizabethan London on a guided tour of the reconstructed theater and see how Shakespeare's plays were staged at the Globe Exhibition. During a hop-on, hop-off river cruise, you’ll view major landmarks such as Big Ben and London Eye.
  • Duration: Flexible
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$45.05 USD
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London Dungeon and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Float down the River Thames and go underground with entrance to London Dungeon during this combination tour in London. Ride a boat through the city, hopping on and off at any of the four piers along the route to explore different parts of the city. See important landmarks like the London Eye, London Bridge, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. At London Dungeon, wade deep into London's murky (and murderous) history, which includes Jack the Ripper, King Henry VIII and the infamous 'gong farmer'. This flexible tour allows you to explore the attractions at your own pace.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$63.19 USD
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Small-Group River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Tower Millennium Pier

Combine sightseeing with high-octane thrills on a 20- or 40-minute Thames River speedboat cruise, the ideal choice for adrenaline junkies. On an RIB (rigid inflatable boat), you’ll 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. The 40-minute option also includes views of the iconic O2 Arena and double the exhilarating twists and turns.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$34.34 USD
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SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Combine admission to two popular London attractions: Sea Life London Aquarium and a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. Discover 400 species of sea creatures at 14 themed zones displaying different marine habitats. During a hop-on, hop-off river cruise, you’ll view major landmarks such as Big Ben and London Eye. Cruise pass is valid for 24 hours and cruises depart every 30 minutes from four piers.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$57.36 USD
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