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Morgan's Lane, Bankside, Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH
 
 
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1 March - 31 October: 10:00am - 6:00pm (last admission 5:00pm) | 1 November - 28 February: 10:00am - 5:00pm (last admission 4:00pm) | Closed: 24-26 December
 

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HMS BelfastHMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into the Captain's Bridge and then head down to the massive Boiler and Engine Rooms, well below the ship's waterline. Launched on St Patrick's Day (17th March) 1938 the 187-metre long ship is a 6-inch cruiser (the inches denote the size of its guns), designed for the protection of trade, for offensive action, and to support military operations by aiding landings from the sea. One of her last jobs was to help evacuate emaciated survivors of Japanese prisoner of war and civilian internment camps from China. Up until the autumn of 1947 she was fully occupied with peace-keeping duties in the Far East. Following a stint in Korea she was retired in 1952 and long after was given to the public in 1971.

 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  39% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 2 minutes from HMS Belfast
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £102  37% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  26% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 7 minutes from HMS Belfast
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from HMS Belfast
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called The Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 15 minutes from HMS Belfast
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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The Shard
London > Attractions > Sights
96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
When it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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One Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Sights
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre Company. ... More
 
 
 
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The View From The Shard Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013 to 31st December 2022
HMS Belfast, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in Western ...More
 
 
 
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The Southbury Child
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd April to 27th June 2020
HMS Belfast, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's darkly comic drama about a frequently drunk parish priest who loses control of the congregation when his ...More
 
 
 
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The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
HMS Belfast, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 8 minutes from HMS Belfast
As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy Fork, serving a menu which draws ...More
 
 
 
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The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from HMS Belfast
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from HMS Belfast
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Tyrwhitt
London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
The shirt company founded by Nicholas Charles Trywhitt Wheeler in 1986 while still at university has 23 stores worldwide, including one in Paris, five ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
London Bridge Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from HMS Belfast
At Hotel Chocolat you'll find everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to sweet treats to satisfy your everyday chocolate fix, all made with a ... More
 
 
 
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Vinegar Yard
London > Shopping > Markets
80-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
From the team behind Flat Iron Square, and in common with that nearby attraction, Vinegar Yard sits directly ... More
 
 
 
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Gaucho - London Bridge
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
2 More London Riverside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from HMS Belfast
The Gaucho Grill boasts the finest Argentine steak (Bife de Lomo) in London. The consistently high quality is spread throughout all nine of its London venues. ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Rouge
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Hay's Galleria, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from HMS Belfast
Decent, if not overwhelming, French bistro fare from this long-serving chain is served either inside the pastiche interior or on the terrace of the airy Hay's ... More
 
 
 
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Tavolino
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 More London, SE1 | 2 minutes from HMS Belfast
In a prime spot on the south bank of the Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge, Tavolino is a two floor Italian restaurant next to City Hall with ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 8 minutes from HMS Belfast
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 23 minutes from HMS Belfast
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 24 minutes from HMS Belfast
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 6 minutes from HMS Belfast
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from HMS Belfast
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from HMS Belfast
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from HMS Belfast
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Abigail's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from HMS Belfast
Hidden away in the main building above outdoor foodie hub Vinegar Yard, Abigail's Bar is a secret '70s cocktail den with a retro living room ... More
 
 
 
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from HMS Belfast
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from HMS Belfast
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from HMS Belfast
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 26th May 2020 

The Shard 3 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 3 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The Southbury Child
The Southbury Child
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Bridge Theatre 5 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's darkly comic drama about a frequently drunk parish priest who loses ...More

 
Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

Fashion and Textile Museum 6 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Illuminated River
Illuminated River
Exhibitions | Until 17th July 2029 

River Thames 8 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

Lighting up London's main waterway, Illuminated River will be one of the longest public art projects in the world when ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 8 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 9 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 16 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 16 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 16 minutes walk from Hms Belfast

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 

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