- World War II tour of London in Westminster and the West End
- Travel in a period vehicle from the 30s or 40s with a professional guide
- Get the chance to visit the Cabinet War Rooms, where Winston Churchill and his staff changed the course of history
- Receive an exclusive Wartime London pictorial guide with many ‘then and now’ comparisons of the sites
- Experience a different side of London!
Pass through Parliament Square to Whitehall, where you’ll see the statue of Sir Winston Churchill and the Cenotaph, the site of the annual remembrance service. Then see the monument to the women of WWII and learn how Downing Street was protected, and continue to General De Gaulle’s headquarters, where Eisenhower planned the invasions of Normandy and North Africa, and where Churchill bought his famous cigars!
Head deeper into Mayfair and enter Grosvenor Square, an area known as ‘Little America,’ where many of the US forces and HQs were based during the war. Here, you can see the statues of US presidents Roosevelt and Eisenhower.
Continue to Marylebone and pass by the bar where Glenn Miller waited for the fateful telephone call that a flight was ready to take him to France. Then move into the area of town known for espionage, where Special Operations carried out much of its top-secret work. Here you'll see the famous Rainbow Corner (the American Red Cross Club), whose regular visitors included Irving Berlin, George Raft and James Stewart. It was the center of London’s victory celebrations!
Head back to the center of Westminster, where you can choose to visit the Cabinet War Rooms (own expense) or join your guide for a walk to learn how Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family coped during the war.
An exclusive Wartime London pictorial guide is included, showing many of the WWII sites as they were then, compared with how they look today.
Do you want to enjoy a whole day of Wartime London history?
Upgrade to the full-day tour, which covers the above, as well as London Bridge and the City of London.
Please note that there will be no hotel pickup or drop-off over the period of the London 2012 Olympics from 26 July to 12 August 2012. This tour will depart from Victoria Coach Station at 8:45am, and conclude at Victoria Coach Station.
Reviewed by Michael K, May 2012
This tour was great fun and excellent value. The tour guide really knew his stuff and provided information that we would never have discovered on our own. The vintage vehicle was a real eye opener too. There is a fair amount of detail for those who do not have some background or a real interest.
Reviewed by John A, USA, September 2012
Guide was excellent. Very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor.