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  • Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
  • Hours: Daily 10am–6pm

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Imperial War Museum

With military aircraft hanging overhead, army tanks flanking the central exhibition wall, and an evocative recreation of a World War I bunker to crawl through, London's Imperial War Museum (IWM) offers an all-encompassing introduction to Britain's war history. Thanks to a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2014, the site features a revamped WWI section with exhibits on the Eastern Front and the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, plus a completely redesigned World War II section.

Among the many highlights are the popular display on the 1916 Battle of the Somme; the moving Holocaust Exhibition; the Lord Ashcroft Gallery of Extraordinary Heroes, which honors some of Britain's greatest war heroes; and the Secret War Exhibit, which focuses on espionage and the covert operations of MI5 and MI6, plus a section devoted to cyber-terrorism.

Practical Info

The Imperial War Museum, located on Lambeth Road in south-central London, is open daily from 10am to 6pm. The nearest tube stations are Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, and Northern lines) and Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo and Northern lines). Admission is free, except for some temporary exhibitions.

Did you know? There are five branches of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in the United Kingdom: IWM London, IWM North in Manchester, and IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire, plus the HMS Belfast and the Churchill War Rooms in London.

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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

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Discover top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible open dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London. With three family-friendly routes and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $37.99

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