Panoramic London views

HMS Belfast with Tower Bridge behind with a bright blue sky. Imperial War Museums venue hire.
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HMS Belfast on the Thames River.

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.

Event guests also have access to explore the ship and its rich history at their own leisure.  

Evening guests will also receive complimentary audio guides as part of their package (usually £29.50 +VAT). Visitors also have the opportunity to add on a private tour guide for their event on board HMS Belfast (additional cost applies). 

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    Call us: 0207 940 6331

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The Morgan Giles Room

Morgan Giles Room, HMS Belfast, set up with round tables for an event with purple lighting
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The Morgan Giles Room, HMS Belfast.

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

The Ships Company Dining Hall

The Ship's Company Dining Room on board HMS Belfast set up for evening event with round tables, purple lighting.
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The Ship's Company Dining Room on board HMS Belfast.

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 and Ante Rooms

The Ward and Ante Rooms on board HMS Belfast with circular leather sofa and round table set up
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The Ward and Ante Rooms on board HMS Belfast.

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

A group of visitors enjoy a photograph on board HMS Belfast's Quarter Deck with London Bridge in the background.
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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 Admiral’s Quarters

Admiral's Quarters on board HMS Belfast table set up for sit down meal
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The Admiral's Quarters on board HMS Belfast.

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

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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Packages, Pricing and Seasonal Offers at HMS Belfast

Find out more about some of the packages available for your event aboard HMS Belfast. 

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

  • 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