On 17 and 18 March 2018, London’s iconic HMS Belfast, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, marked its 80th anniversary.


HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship, with a history that extends to the Arctic Convoys, D-Day, the Cold War, Korea and beyond. Moored on the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast tells the story of life on board and explores how war affects and impacts on the morale, resilience and determination of a ship’s community. HMS Belfast take visitors on a journey though the ship’s nine decks and show them what life was like for the 950 strong company, through the real life stories of the people who served on her.

To mark the anniversary weekend, HMS Belfast commissioned Sophie Faldo, the 2017 winner of The Great British Bake Off, to create a spectacular nine-tiered cake inspired by the ship’s nine decks. Visitors enjoyed a free slice of Sophie’s cake before climbing ladders, ducking through hatches and exploring the real decks of HMS Belfast. Throughout the weekend, a number of free nautical themed activities took place on board HMS Belfast.

Did you know you can host your own celebrations aboard Europe’s last remaining Second World War cruiser? HMS Belfast offers you a truly memorable experience for your guests. Find out more at

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