Opening Times and Directions


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  • Open daily
    1 November to 28 February 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)
    1 March to 31 October 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm)
  • We are closed 24, 25, and 26 December
  • During adverse weather, it may become necessary for certain ladders and upper decks on HMS Belfast to be closed at short notice. Please ask a member of staff on board for more information. Occasionally we may need to close early – any planned closures will be noted on this page.
  • Download a pdf map of HMS Belfast

Our Nearest Tube Stations

London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee Line) is a 5-minute walk.

Tower Hill (District and Circle Line) is a 10-minute walk.

Plan your journey with Transport for London's online service.

Our Nearest Train Stations

London Bridge is a 5-minute walk.

See National Rail's website for further details.

Visiting us by Bus

You can take any bus that goes to London Bridge.

Plan your journey with Transport for London's online service.

Visiting us by Car

There aren't any designated parking spaces for visitors to HMS Belfast, but metered parking is available in the local area. Charges apply from 8.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Parking in the local area is controlled by the London Borough of Southwark. There are two charging car parks nearby:

Union Car Parks
70-78 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 (6-minute walk from HMS Belfast)

Snowfields NCP
Kipling Street, Bankside, London SE1 (8-minute walk from HMS Belfast)

HMS Belfast is within the London Congestion Charge zone. The daily Congestion Charge rate is £10.00. Please visit the Transport for London Congestion Charge website for further details on how to pay the charge.

Visiting us by Coach

There aren't any designated coach parking spaces for coaches visiting HMS Belfast, but there are drop-off points just off Tooley Street. Maximum stay is 20 minutes. Visit the Transport for London coach parking map for more information.

Visiting us by Boat

You can get to Tower Bridge Pier by the regular boat tours operating throughout the day on the River Thames:

Walking and Cycling

There are three Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme docking stations near HMS Belfast on Tooley Street, Tower Bridge (north bank) and Southwark Street. See the Transport for London cycling website for details. Visit the Sustrans website for further information on London Cycle Routes.

HMS Belfast is situated on the Thames Path, one of London's key routes connecting more than a hundred attractions including more than 30 museums, a dozen parks and gardens, 21 historic monuments and 7 art galleries. See the Thames Path London website for more details.

How Long Will You Stay?

We recommend you leave at least 90 minutes in your day to look around HMS Belfast. However, with our on-site cafe and the amount of information to be found on board, lots of people come for half-a day or more.

Things to See and Do in the Area

HMS Belfast is only a 20-minute bus ride from IWM London or a sightseeing 30-minute walk along the river bank to Churchill War Rooms. It's also close to a wide-range of famous tourist sites including Tower of London, Tate Modern and all the varied attractions along London's famous Southbank.

For further information about places to visit and where to stay, visit Visit London.


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