Next weekend, the flagship of the Royal Navy –the huge HMS Bulwark will be in London for a few days — and there will be a chance for the public to go on board.
The ship is an amphibious assault support vessel. The rear of the warship also opens and floods a compartment allowing smaller boats inside to be launched, which sounds very much like the sort of thing a James Bond villain’s luxury yacht would do.
On previous occasions when tours of Royal Navy ships have been possible, it’s been turn up and queue for ages to get on board.
This time, it’s ticketed.
Reserve your free tickets for tours on either Sat 31st May or Sun 1st June.
The ship visit will be strictly for ticket holders only and free boat transfers will be provided from Greenwich Pier. The visit will last approximately 90 minutes.
As well as the ship visit there will be opportunities to witness the capabilities of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines ashore in the Old Royal Naval College grounds.
It should go without saying, but sometimes needs saying — this is an operational warship and as such all visitors must be able to move around her without assistance. The ship is large with steep ladders and hatches, and is therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility
Oh, and turning up with prams, not such a good idea!