• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the rich history of World War II on an enriching and emotionally stirring tour of London Westminster with a knowledgeable guide. Descend to the subterranean Churchill War Rooms, an underground network of bunkers that functioned as wartime offices, and enrich your knowledge of British history with commentary that covers little known facts. As you explore, see iconic London sights like the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and delve into the life and work of former British prime minister, Winston Churchill.

Highlights

  • 2-hour London walking tour of Westminster including a visit to the Churchill War Rooms
  • Learn about London during WWII and the dark days of the so-called 'Blitz'
  • Explore Westminster and see sights such as Big Ben alongside the Cenotaph and Westminster Abbey
  • Visit Churchill Museum inside the Churchill War Rooms at your own pace
  • Enjoy an audio tour of the underground war rooms and hear recordings of Churchill’s rousing speeches

What You Can Expect

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

Visit the Cenotaph, the national war memorial on your tour

Greet your guide at a central London location and embark on an explorative walking tour of London’s WWII-associated sights. Receive an interesting introduction to the impact World War II had on the English capital, and see buildings partially destroyed by the devastating Blitz bombing. 
Marvel at iconic London attractions like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street, and then capture photographs beside a statue of deceased British prime minister, Winston Churchill. 
Bid your erudite guide a fond farewell and descend into the Churchill War Rooms to explore the underground labyrinth independently. Pop in your audio guide to hear of how the network served as hastily constructed government offices during World War II; listen to audio recordings of Churchill’s inspiring war time speeches an delve into every aspect of his life as you explore the Churchill Museum.
Next, navigate the underground maze of the war rooms and hear of top-secret conversations that changed the course of history. After enjoying the war rooms for as long as you like, return to sea level and continue exploring London at your own pace.

Customer Reviews

wifowolf1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was the perfect tour to see the sights of Westminster. Danielle, our guide, was fabulous! Her knowledge and enthusiasm were amazing! We really got to see and learn about Westminster Abbey, Parliament and Big Ben to name a few of the many places seen.
Churchill War Rooms are a must see....great way to see them as you can take the audio guided tour on your own at your pace.
Highly Recommended!!

kathryn w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The historic walking tour of London including the Churchill War Rooms was wonderful. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.

Ed R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent walking tour! Learned so much about Churchill and the surrounding area. Highly recommneded!

Robin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this very informative tour with our very knowledgable and obviously passionate guide.

duncandl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide, Andy, was excellent. He was most engaging, knowledgable and his deep interest in the life and times of Winston Churchill was very evident. I don't think our visit at the end of the tour would have been as meaningful if it wasn't for Andy and the pre tour of Westminster. Many thanks, Dolores

Kevin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We did this tour in the afternoon. We had no trouble finding the location, and although it appears there were several tour groups forming up we found our guide with no trouble.

There were about 15 people in our tour group. The tour uses small transmitters with earphones so even if you are some distance away from the guide, you can still hear everything he says, even with the noise of London traffic. The actual guided portion of the tour was a little less than 2 hours, at which point you are brought in to the Churchill Museum / War Rooms to continue on your own.

Our guide, Andy, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He obviously has a love for the subject and was able to provide much greater insight than if we had just done this on our own.

We loved this tour and would highly recommend it. The actual walking part is probably less than 2 miles at a very slow pace. I would recommend an umbrella, since even though the forecast said no chance of rain, we did experience several heavy downpours as Andy said, welcome to London.

If you have any interest in Churchill and London, especially during WWII, be prepared to spend at least 1-2 hours inside the museum after the tour. The museum is fascinating, and the war rooms are in virtually the same condition as they were in 1945. The museum tour is self-guided with personal audio receivers so you can go at your own pace. The entry cost for the museum is included in the tour, and you get to bypass the entry line which was fairly long.

Overall an excellent experience.

DOROTHY H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the guide's reminiscences from his family's experience during WWII made it even more impactful!
I highly recommend this tour!

leslee s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Absolutely amazing afternoon, informative and skip the line war rooms was worth the extra money . A must do!

Gary H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our historical walking tour of Westminster and visit to the Churchill War Rooms was amazing. Our knowledgeable and entertaining guide shared stories that made historical events come to life. We learned a great deal about England's parliament, and how government has changed throughout the various ruling powers. The Churchill War Rooms provided us with an in depth picture of Churchill's impact during World War II. One can easily spend several days in the museum. There is so much to experience. this adventure is a must for anyone interested in history, and will definitely embellish their experience in London.

Sally V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

So glad we booked the walking tour before the War Room visit. Our guide, Nathan, was terrific! He was knowledgeable and funny. The War Rooms were interesting, but we didn't have a lot of time because we took the afternoon tour. The Churchill museum was not laid out in a very user-friendly way. However, it was fascinating.

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