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Churchill War Rooms, London

Military Museum · History Museum
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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  • Great experience, it must have taken a great deal of planning and work to get this started. It takes quite a while to get round so, allow yourself some time.  more »
  • Amazingly well structured as well as very informative on the character and the context. We always have all along the journey anecdotes and chronicles of his surroundings such as his wife or his...  more »
  • If you are interested in history and WW2/Churchill in particular then you are guaranteed to enjoy tour visit here, which took us about 2hrs in total. It's a very atmospheric and authentic space...  more »
  • I was here two years ago and is the most impressive war bunkers where Churchill and his government spent their most harrowing days during World War II. This place is in the heart of London power. It is really interesting to visit these War Rooms, they are as they were at the time they were used, very well preserved. It has a very complete guide that is included in the ticket and that is in several languages. My favourite part is that at the end of the visit there is a shop where you will find super original souvenirs. They should open again this interesting place!
  • I'm giving it a four because it seemed like it was a great place to see. I however, did not see it because the line was two hours long. This may be attributed to it being the anniversary of D-Day and a rainy day at that. What I learned was to purchase tickets online - which you cannot do the day of. So buy them in advance. Check the weather, plan your trip. It is located within walking of many other London landmarks and attractions. So you have options. And it's London so you should have an umbrella.
  • The volunteer made the entire experience. I can't remember his name, but he brought everything to life as if you were in that time period and were with Churchill through his entire life. It was very well done and would highly recommend you find someone to guide you when you get there
  • So much here to learn, you really cannot get through all the visuals in one visit. Gives you a sense of insight into how it must have been. The volunteers were really helpful and eager to assist. A must when in London
  • Really fascinating museum. You feel a great sense of what it would have been like at the time. The tour includes an audio guide and this has interviews with some of the people who worked there during the war. The sections of the museum which are dedicated to Churchill himself are really well presented and have so really good interactive features. Well worth a visit

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