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London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

1. London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

Explore the incredible sights of London on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Start the tour in the beautiful area of Green Park and then head on to Westminster. Along the way, marvel at the amazing Buckingham Palace, home to The Royal Family, peer into Downing Street, residence of the Prime-minister, and watch the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Journey passed the stunning Westminster Abbey, the historical Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, then onto Queen Victoria Fountain, Trafalgar Square, and Pall Mall. Next, visit the Churchill War Rooms and learn the rich history of the place from which Churchill directed the Second World War. Here, learn the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital hours working and sleeping at the Cabinet War Rooms.

London: Winston Churchill and World War II

2. London: Winston Churchill and World War II

Learn the devastating history of London during World War 2. Discover how one man carried a nation’s weight of expectation on his shoulders, as London was mercilessly bombed by the Nazis, Winston Churchill plotted victory from the streets of London and operations room in Westminster. Hear about London during the Blitz, the courage of ordinary people in the face of terror, and see the city through the eyes of the iconic Prime Minister. Use old photos and incredible stories to invoke the famous Blitz Spirit. On your journey into the heart of Westminster, take in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Downing Street, and Whitehall, see war memorials, a bomb escape hatch, Churchill’s statue, and more.

London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

3. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a Blue Badge licensed guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

4. London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

On a private or shared group walking tour with an expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WWII. Learn about the British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. Start your tour outside the Monument to the RAF, which commemorates the individuals who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Meet your guide who will begin to tell you the history of the area, and about life during WWII. Together, travel through London visiting iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, as your guide tells you the impact of WWII and how Britain coped with the war. Finish your tour outside the Churchill’s War Rooms. Your guide will leave you here to explore if desired. Explore strategic bunkers from where Winston Churchill and cabinet were to conduct their part of WWII, frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

London: Palaces, Parliament, and Power Walking Tour

5. London: Palaces, Parliament, and Power Walking Tour

Travel through a thousand years of history on a guided walking tour. See the places of power in London and learn about monarchs, prime ministers, Guy Fawkes, and more: maybe even some secret agents.  The walking tour begins outside the Embankment Station exit at the River Thames. Travel through Westminster: London's royal city. Visit palaces, including ones you might not have known were even there, the Houses of Parliament, and Downing Street. See Winston Churchill's secret underground bunker, discover the most beautiful Royal Park in all of London, and learn why you should never eat a fish stolen from a monk's pond. Finish the tour near Green Park Station with deeper insight into the political history of the city. 

London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

6. London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

This tour will be for all fans of the man voted the greatest figure in British history, wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. On this walking tour, you will explore the streets of Piccadilly, St. James and Westminster and visit places that played important roles in his life. Have a chance to sit on a bench with Churchill and his wartime ally, President Roosevelt. Everyone knows that Sir Winston Churchill loved his cigars, as well as various other vices. Visit the store which used to supply his cigars. Inside, there will be a hidden treasure of London which was used by the great man himself. Visit the home where Churchill lived as a young boy as well as Downing Street, where he lived as prime minister and see the church where he and Clementine were married in 1908. Nearby, you will see the most famous statue of Churchill and learn about the story of why it is there and what it represents, handily it is rather close to one of the pubs he used to visit and a good place to visit afterwards. The tour will end outside the Churchill War Rooms which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which you walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe. Tickets for the War Rooms will be included along with an excellent audio guide.

London: Private Churchill Walking Tour

7. London: Private Churchill Walking Tour

Uncover hidden truths and learn interesting facts about Winston Churchill on this private walking tour in London. Walk to locations from his childhood, his time as a Member of Parliament, his time as as First Lord of the Admiralty, and his terms as Prime Minister. Visit sites linked with his life such as where he bought his cigars, his favorite champagne, and the top hat that he wore when he married his wife. Got to a bookshop he frequented. Have the chance to purchase his favorite brands. Travel to some of London's most famous landmarks that are connected to Winston, including St James's Palace, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street and Parliament Square. Hear more about his relationship to King George VI and about the span of his political significance. Take a photo by the statue of Sir Winston Churchill before heading to the Churchill War rooms where your guide will tell you more about the wartime bunker.

London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

8. London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a private walking tour through London and discover the city's most popular attractions with a local guide. Along the way, stop for lunch and end the day savoring typical British delicacies. Start in the morning at Charing Cross Train Station station, where you'll see the most popular landmarks in Westminster. See highlights, such as Trafalgar Square, the Changing of the Horses Guard Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the iconic London Eye. Take a relaxing break as you stop for lunch at an authentic British restaurant. Then, walk past other famous London sites, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern Gallery, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and London City Hall. Explore shopping centers, children’s play areas, pubs, and party hangouts. End the tour at a cafe to experience Britain’s classic treats and drinks. Your guide can drop you off either at your accommodation or your preferred evening venue.

Frequently asked questions about Churchill War Rooms

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To enter Churchill War Rooms, you need to have a ticket or be part of a guided tour.

Planning Your Visit

  • When is it open?

    The rooms are open all year round except December 24th, 25th, and 26th. Opening times are 9:30AM to 6:00PM, with last admission at 5PM.

  • Is photography allowed?

    You are allowed to take photos in the war rooms, but not in the museum.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Daily 9:30AM to 6:00PM, except December 24th, 25th and 26th.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult single tickets without donation start at £16.35. Discounts for groups available.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    By tube: The Jubilee, District or Circle Line to Westminster, or the District or Circle Line to St. James's Park.
  • Additional information
    Private tours are available directly with the museum.

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What people are saying about Churchill War Rooms

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 233 reviews

Great tour! The guide was knowledgeable, humorous and kept me interested with great facts! Well done! The self guided tour of the War Rooms was also excellent!

We enjoyed all the information and the sights. The Winston Churchill war room was my son’s favorite stop on the trip!

A really good guide gave us lots of new knowledge about London! Can really recommend this tour.

It was very interesting and fun. The guide was very competent. Thank you!

Chris was a fantastic guide. We definitely recommend this tour!