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Churchill War Rooms, London

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At Churchill War Rooms, see how Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the British war effort from this bunker complex. In the Cabinet War Rooms, which served as Churchill's living quarters, look for the chair--with scratch marks on its arms--in which Sir Winston sat while strategizing with his closest advisers. The books, color-coded telephones, and documents on desks in the Map Room remain just as they were when the bunker emptied on August 16, 1945. Moving on to the Churchill Room, see where Churchill slept while in the bunker. In the Churchill Museum, learn all about the life of the leader who guided Britain through one of the most trying periods of its history. The site does not have a cloakroom, so expect to carry or wear whatever you bring with you. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like Churchill War Rooms can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When learned us that they premiered the film "the hours more dark", that it has the heroic moment in which Churchill urged the British to fight against Hitler, we went to see it because only a few days ago we returned from visiting London the War Rooms, located in a secret bunker of Westminster. It was a command center of the British Government, which moved the Prime Minister and his Cabinet a week before declaring war on Germany. From there, the work of Government was able to exercise in the dark days of the Blitz, the bombing campaign of the nazis against the city of LondresCon an audioguide, we toured the underground shelter which is a Museum of war and hear stories about the conditions under which they lived . Morale and camaraderie with which shared confidentiality and fear of attacks in World War II. The Museum has objects of everyday life in the shelter, as security passes, telegrams, doors signs, gas masks, the bunker staff maps and texts of speeches that Churchill lifted national morale. We also heard many of his motivational speeches in times of war.  Interviews with staff of confidence that tell much about the personality of the Minister. We saw documents and hear the story of his personal Secretary Elizabeth Layton, who, with a very soft voice, emphasizing the secrecy that kept all the civilians who worked there. It has that when it was moved to that site even I entrust to her mother the real place to which it had been intended. He kept his secret until the end of the war. Within the refuge, there are several compartments, including room of war cabinet which includes the map room and the room of transatlantic calls. The map room, in particular, is completely intact since the last staff member turned off the lights at the end of the war. Hanging even plans with the marks of the course of the war and at their tables to rest phones of colors from which were made and received calls. There also remains the apparatus of radio communication giving direct connection to Churchill with President Roosevelt in the White House. We walked through the maze of rooms and corridors that extend under Westminster seeing as Chair of Churchill, are noticeable brands causing with his Signet Ring. As it was the size and as bedrooms according to the rank of the members of the Cabinet of war and other personnel were fitted. We saw that Churchill and his wife had separate quarters. It, only used it to napping. The map that there are on the head of his bed had a curtain which used to cover it.  In this underground world with corridors and doors that just came out a few hours when it darkened to breathe fresh air, they lived and worked Telegraph, Secretaries, radio operators and up to Ministers whose objective was to fight until the end for defend your nation.    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal, what counts is the value to continue" W. Churchill a detail: the audio guides are free because they are included with the entry. Don't forget them to listen to the stories.
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  • I could not believe how inconsiderate the doorman was to us. Simply heartless. He made my five (5) year old son, my wife and I wait in excess of fifteen minutes while it was raining at the entrance ro...  more »
  • We found the trip round the rooms very interesting, especially having just seen the film Darkest Hour, which is based there. However, what is the IWM doing employing the people who work there. No one ...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit for history buffs. Also known as the Cabinet War Rooms, these are the underground bunkers from which Sir Winston Churchill addressed the nation via radio and commanded Britain's efforts during World War II. It's not as popular as the more iconic tourist attractions in London, but it is absolutely worth a visit. It includes a free audio guide for you to listen to along the way. I would recommend buying tickets online in advance to avoid long queue, also I would go as soon as this opened.
  • Outstanding and a true time capsule of some of England’s lightest and darkest hours. I had no idea this existed and after visiting I can wholeheartedly recommend the small, yet fascinating museum. Although it seems small, set aside 2-3 hours for a meaningful visit.
  • Whoever says that museums are boring certainly hasn't been to this one. The Cabinet War Rooms are like a piece of history that is frozen in time. The museum is very informative and also a lot of fun to browse through thanks to the interactive displays and games. It's absolutely worth the entrance fee and I will definitely visit again.
  • Very interesting and informative.. you need a lot of time to spend reading ALL the facts/info etc held in the exhibition but all still very interesting. The waxwork models and the working/living areas of the bunker are a very cool interpretation of how it must of been down there at the time. Not great for smaller kids. Adults will love it. Was full of old boys and girls the day I went. Would recommend.
  • Went to a corporate dinner there 2 years ago but only saw fraction of the display so went back. Got there about 10.15 on Tuesday. No crowds. Have membership so no cost although some may find day rate off-putting. There are stacks of facts and it makes you wonder how Churchill coped with all that he had on the go. As others say, the museum area is a bit complex to navigate and we kept on finding things we hadn't seen. Kept us thoroughly engaged until 1.00pm. A great morning out.

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