panoramic London views 

HMS Belfast with Tower Bridge behind with a bright blue sky. Imperial War Museums venue hire.
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Steeped in history and heritage, HMS Belfast is an inspirational, memorable and unique venue for private dining, meetings, and events. 

HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War warship, offering panoramic views of London overlooking the Thames River, with views over The Tower of London, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge.

The Morgan Giles Room

The Morgan Giles room aboard HMS Belfast. The long table is set for dinner.

The Morgan Giles Room

This wonderful, wood panelled room is named after the Admiral who served on HMS Belfast and who saved her from the scrap yard.

  • Standing reception 90  
  • Theatre style 60
  • Seated dinners 60
  • Boardroom style 28
  • Cabaret style 40

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The Ships Company Dining Hall

HMS Belfast company dining hall with lilac lights ready for an event

The Ships Company Dining Hall

This is where the crew would gather for their meals. Surrounded by original features, including the exposed steel hull of the ship and with pipework running across the ceiling, the Dining Hall is an enthralling place to host a meal for friends or colleagues.

  • Standing reception 200
  • Theatre style 110
  • Seated dinners 144
  • Cabaret style 70

The Ward & Ante Rooms

The ward and ante room venue space aboard HMS Belfast set with circular tables and laid for dinner

The Ward & Ante Rooms

Made up of two rooms, this would have been the officers' mess. The Ante Room is a great choice for pre-dinner drinks and general relaxation, while the Ward Room makes for a very special dining experience. 

  • Standing reception  100
  • Theatre style  50
  • Seated dinners  50
  • Boardroom style  28
  • Cabaret style  40
  • U Shaped  28

The Quarter Deck

The Quarter Deck, HMS Belfast

The Quarter Deck

There's no finer vista for an evening reception than that provided by the Quarter Deck of HMS Belfast, where guests can gaze out at Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The beautifully appointed wooden decking once played host to the officers of the ship and now makes an ideal space for hosting parties and work events. 

Standing reception  200

The Boat Deck

The Boat Deck on HMS Belfast

The Boat Deck

Get the best of both worlds on the Boat Deck, an outdoor space with a canopy and alternative indoor spaces to retreat to in poor weather. This unusual spot used to be the holding area for small boats and where Walrus aircraft were launched using the ship's catapult.

Standing reception: tbc

The Admiral’s Quarters

Interior of the Admirals Quarters event space aboard HMS Belfast. Long table set for dinner. Imperial War Museums.
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The Admiral’s Quarters

Comprising the original dining room and lounge areas of the Admiral's own living space, the Admiral's Quarters are the perfect spot for boardroom meetings and elegant dining. The rooms have been restored to reflect how they would have looked in the 1950s.

  • Seated Dinners  20
  • Boardroom style  18

The Jubilee Deck

The Jubilee Deck - HMS Belfast - Venue Hire

The Jubilee Deck

Seated Dinners: TBC

Location

Address: The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2JHNearest tube: London Bridge (5 min walk). Tower Hill (15-20 min walk).

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Interior of the Morgan Giles event room aboard HMS Belfast, long table set for a meeting. Imperial War Museums venue hire.
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Testimonials

  • We were over the moon with how well the event went! We had such wonderful feedback from our customers and the whole day ran so smoothly. We’d like to thank you, Jazz and the rest of the team so much for doing such a fabulous job! The only issue we had was with the mics / sound in the Ship’s Company Dining Hall, but that isn’t unusual – our customers know that technical issues can happen on a historic warship so it didn’t take anything away from the day. We also had a lot of positive feedback regarding the food, so thank you to all the kitchen staff for that. We really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to returning this year, which brings me to my next point…! 

     

    HSL

  • I have received a lot of email from the region who all said they had a great time.

    Venue – Exceptional venue, the size and layout of the room was very warm, inviting and just the right size, it made the evening feel all the more personal which was great as people had to interact with each other.

    Food – The food was lovely, starter, main and dessert. Also, the breads and additional sides were welcomed by those with a larger appetite.

    Service – The event manager was very helpful and ensured we received everything we required, the gentleman on the bar had a great attitude and personality and was very welcoming. A couple of the caterer’s service felt a bit cold and abrupt when serving the food. Overall good though.

    DJ – Was really good played the relevant music for the mood and was engaging.

    Overall – A really good night enjoyed by all and will definitely recommend and will consider returning in the future.

     

    Medirest

  • Thanks so much for this and for all your help with the organisation of the event. Sorry I couldn’t be there, but I’ve had great feedback from those who were there, especially for the food which they said was great. Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

     

    Lloyds

  • The event went extremely well and your team on night were professional and very accommodating to our needs.

    The DJ was spot on and everyone enjoyed the night.

    It was a pleasure working with you and you personally made the organisation of the event a simple task and took on everything we requested and looked after our needs.

    We would have no hesitation in using the HMS Belfast for future BT events…

     

    BT

  • Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and I got many emails thanking me for picking such a great venue for the occasion. I believe most people who hadn’t visited before explored the ship, and really loved that they were able to do so. It definitely added a different dynamic to anything they had experienced before.

    Please do pass on our thanks to all involved in making the evening a success. The food was wonderful too. A personally had the very tasty veggie option.. which can sometimes be very hit and miss – but I was pleasantly surprised at how great the main course was.

     

    Innovisk

  • Thank you so much for having us yesterday. It was absolutely perfect and everyone came away buzzing from the experience. I even managed to get lost in the bowels of the ship at lunchtime on this visit.

     

    The Royal British Legion

  • Thanks so much for all of your help last week! Both the Summer Party and dinner went fantastically well, please say thank you to your team for their great service. I know some of the dietary requirements were a bit last minute and changed again on the night!

     

    IWM

  • I just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and the team for the excellent service at our summer party event on the 4th July 2019. The evening was superb, the staff were excellent, the food was tasty and we received very positive feedback from our guests both in terms of the organisation and also the excellent venue. Please pass on our thanks to all of the staff.

     

    Arc Legal Ltd

  • Just wanted to pass on some (good!) feedback from our party on Friday.

    We ended up being oversubscribed and had a number of extra people turn up on the evening, luckily though, Shawn was absolutely fantastic and managed to sort it all out quickly and efficiently. We couldn’t have asked for better service throughout the evening and he was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

    Please pass on our thanks to him for making it such a memorable evening. We’ve had a number of great emails sent over the weekend and today saying what an amazing time staff had so it was a success all round.

     

    Orchard Therapeutics

  • Thank you for all your help, we were really happy with how the event went. Particularly grateful to the staff who were very friendly and helpful. All coffee/food breaks were sorted on time without us needing to remind anyone, so everything ran smoothly and I didn’t need to do much! The food was lovely too and our attendees enjoyed it.

     

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