Churchill War Rooms, London
Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Churchill War Rooms by using our London travel itinerary planner.
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The War Rooms really give you the feeling that you've stepped back to the time of WWII, conferring with Winston Churchill in one of the conference rooms or sending pacing the narrow hallways waiting t... read more »
What an amazing man Churchill was. This is well worth the visit great interactive displays and an eye opener on the war years
Really interesting visit. Even if you aren't a WWII history buff, it's an interesting look into the past. As I do appreciate WWII history, I found the War Rooms much more interesting than the Imperial... read more »
Although pricey, it is completely justified upon entry. The primary exhibit of the war rooms are untouched from the end of 1945 so it provides an excellent insight for non-history buffs and history buffs alike. It can get cramped in some of the rooms, however the pedestrian traffic quickly flows on, yet the crowds add the the claustrophobic atmosphere that would have occurred during wartime use. The recent addition of the Winston Churchill exhibition, about his youth, life, and death add a further insight into the man and the nature of the work going on within the war rooms. Allow at least 90 minutes to adequately read, walk, and absorb the two primary exhibitions.
Very interesting museum. The audio guide allows you to go at your own pace and it is laid out to go in one direction so you are assured to see it all. Probably best to skip if you are claustrophobic though, lots of narrow hallways.
Very thorough look at one of the 20th centuries most important men. Everything from childhood to death to great accomplishments are all on showcase here. Enjoyment of this place is largely dependent on your opinion of Winston Churchill, but for those who either don't know who he is or know little, this is a great place to start. Building is housed in the command bunker where Churchill commanded UK troops during WWII. Very interesting.
It is a great attraction. It is cheaper than most other main attractions in Central London. It is oozing with history and it's info, of which there is a ton of nice facts displayed in a creative, atmospheric way. The Churchill Museum is the gem of the attraction, with Churchill's life depicted in a interactive, informative way. It does a few flaws though, in particular it's hard to notice entrance, had to ask some nearby policemen where was it. A charming, superb attraction that I wholly recommend.
Amazing experience on what life in the War Rooms was like towards the end of the Second World War. The self-guided audio tour works really well, which is a nice change. All of the room displays are blocked off by plastic windows, but this allows for the displays to be seen by all with no chance of being damaged or abused. It's just a shame that the gift shop at the end is so expensive.
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