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  • Address: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, England SW1A 2AQ
  • Hours: Mon - Sun: 9:30am – 6pm
  • Admission: Adults £16.50 and Child (under 16) Free

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Churchill War Rooms

Part of London’s famous series of Imperial War Museums, the original Churchill War Rooms, set in the Prime Minister’s secret underground headquarters, offer a fascinating insight into the workings of the WWII-era government. The maze of rooms in the basement of a Whitehall building, initially set-up to protect key government figures from the Blitz bombings, were known as the ‘Cabinet War Rooms’ and became a vital center of operations from 1940 to 1945.

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.

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Historical London Walking Tour including Westminster and Entry to Churchill War Rooms, London, null
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Historical London Walking Tour including Westminster and Entry to Churchill War Rooms

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 Reviews

Discover Westminster’s Second World War sights with a knowledgeable guide and visit the fascinating Churchill War Rooms, an underground network of bunkers that ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.44
Historical World Wars London Walking Tour, London, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Historical World Wars London Walking Tour

This tour gives you a unique insight into life in London during the two World Wars. You will learn the effect of war on London as well as the effects of air ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.42
Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour Including The British Museum, London, Historical & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour Including The British Museum

This 5 hour private tour is a history lover’s delight as we explore central London and its iconic British Museum. Your energetic guide will lead you through ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.87
Private Tour: London National Gallery and East End Street Art Tour, London, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: London National Gallery and East End Street Art Tour

It’s all about art on this 5 hour exclusively private tour that combines London’s National Gallery and East End. Visit the world-famous paintings in the museum ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.87
London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, London, Cultural Tours
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 881 Reviews

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $72.59
Private Tour: London Sightseeing Walking Tour, London, Sightseeing & City Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: London Sightseeing Walking Tour

Take a private walking tour and really get to see what you want to see. Your personal guide will tailor the tour to make sure you get the most from your half ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $226.83

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