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The new Upper Deck at HMS Belfast opens

A destination bar with spectacular views of HMS Belfast and surrounding London landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and City Hall is to be opened on Monday 17th June by Sodexo Prestige.  
The Upper Deck bar has been designed using inspiration from the maritime architecture and rich detail found on board HMS Belfast and is to be located on top of the new Café Bar, which opened in April of this year.

The outdoor terraced bar can seat up to 50 diners for drinks and dinner and is also available for private hire.  With stools around the outside of the terrace and an awning to protect diners from the blazing sun, the Upper Deck bar is the perfect place to allow guests to soak up the London atmosphere as the sun sets on the River Thames with a license up until 10pm.   

Dishes on the menu include ‘Board specials’ such as a cheese board of British cheeses from Paxton & Whitfield,  a Meat Board with a selection of European cured meats, pickles and artisan breads and a Fish board of Forman’s London cured salmon, gin gravadlax, and Brixham crab sandwich. 

Will Sales, General Manager for HMS Belfast commented: “With stunning views of London, the Upper Deck Bar will be the perfect venue to enjoy fine dining with a variety of good wines on offer and is also the perfect outdoor space to hold your private party or event.”

Phil Reed, Director of HMS Belfast, said, “We’re thrilled to be launching the Upper Deck bar this summer, which together with the new shop and cafe, will give HMS Belfast the support she needs to continue to be a high profile, cultural destination. As well as enhancing the area’s aesthetic appeal, we hope the new bar will become a destination meeting place on the bank of the river, where people can enjoy top quality food and drink, in the company of some breath-taking views."

HMS Belfast is now permanently moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. She is the only surviving example of big gun armoured war ships built for the Royal Navy in the first half of the twentieth century and played a crucial role in protecting the arctic convoys and supporting the D-Day landings during the Second World War. Today, HMS Belfast, part of Imperial War Museums, is open daily. Visitors can explore the nine decks discovering the stories of life on board.

With 360 degree views of London and authentically decorated rooms, each with their own individual characteristics, this is a unique venue, with many options for events - dine in the Officer’s Mess, climb a gun turret or watch the sunset on the Quarterdeck with a glass of champagne. Weddings, private parties and corporate events can all be held on board.

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