Churchill War Rooms
After the end of the war, the rooms remained secret until they were opened to the public in 1984 after restoration efforts by the Imperial War Museum. Today, the museum explores the life and legacy of Winston Churchill and includes stories, speeches, photos, video interviews and documents that serve to bring to life the secret history of Britain at war. Here, you can explore the main Cabinet War Room, where Churchill once declared: 'This is the room from which I will direct the war'; the ‘Courtyard Rooms’ where staff ate and slept; the ‘Bunker’ where Churchill and his staff sought refuge during the Blitz and the ‘Map Room’ where charts and notebooks have remained exactly as they were left back in 1945. There’s even a chance to see the old sleeping chambers and kitchen of Churchill and sneak a peak into the Transatlantic Telephone Room.
Alongside the legendary rooms, an exhibition dedicated to Winston Churchill provides a narrative for Britain’s most charismatic government figurehead, with his now-legendary wartime speeches echoing around the rooms and a 15-meter long interactive lifeline unearthing a plethora of little known facts about the man himself.
I would absolutely recommend this - in fact it's nearly a must if you are planning to see all the major sights. It was handy b/c we came across a few other attractions we weren't aware of i.e. the WWII Churchill War Rooms museum - and were able to get in free with the pass.
Definitely get the travel card too - it's extremely convenient in London. Things are definitely more spread out in London than they are in Paris (we literally walked all over paris and didn't use public transportation once) so we used the bus system extensively. The London Underground is a bit cramped - so we didn't use it - but the bus system is nice and very well done.
London Pass briilliant, no big queues. Windsor castle beautiful, The Royal Mews, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, Eton College, British Museum all very interesting and well worth a visit. We also had travel on our pass and that makes life so much easier in London for getting about. This is the second time I have purchased the pass while staying in London and I would certainly do it again.
Really enjoyed this pass and felt we got our monies worth. Probably saved about $50 each based on what we saw. Even though some of the reviews say the museums are all free, that's not the case. For example, the Churchill War Rooms and Britain Guard Museum both charged, and I think many others do as well. The only thing we saw that I didn't care for was the London Bridge Experience, waste of time. Everything else was great!