Churchill War Rooms
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Highlights of the Churchill War Rooms Tour

Part of London's Imperial War Museum, here you can get firsthand insight into political life in Britain during the Second World War.

10 Downing Street
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10 Downing Street

This has been the residence of all British prime ministers since 1905 and has become an iconic building for all visitors to London.

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Some of London's most turbulent history has taken place between the Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster. Guy Fawkes, the fire of 1834...

Cabinet War Rooms

Cabinet War Rooms

This is where Churchill and his Cabinet Ministers hid in while London was bombed during the Second World War, and where Britain's military strategy against Germany was conceived.

Transatlantic Telephone Room

The top secret room looks exactly like something out of a James Bond movie - indeed, this is where the British government made their communications to the Americans during the war.

Monument to Women of World War II
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Monument to Women of World War II

The bronze monument on Whitehall was unveiled in 2005 and recognizes British women's potential in the workforce. In the WWII, they were integral in the manufacture of munitions.

Our insider tips

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.

What people are saying about Churchill War Rooms

Richard was absolutely terrific, one of the best tour guides ever!

Richard is an excellent guide, our trip to Chartwell couldn’t have been any better! He was so knowledgeable, willing to answer any question, and was really enjoyable. He was generous with his time and extremely helpful in understanding more about Churchill and English culture and history. We loved him so much we want to have him as our guide next time we go back to London! Could we possibly get his contact information?

Delightful, informative and entertaining!

Had a wonderful time touring around Westminster and learning London's past and deeper into the man that was Churchill. The tour guide was fantastic! He was a wealth of knowledge and had the usual British dry wit. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Had me laughing throughout. Ended tour with museum. Definitely could have used a little more time to enjoy museum, but alas had to rush the tail end due to closing. Expect to spend a good part of the day with tour and museum included. Ate up the whole experience!

guide was very well versed and enjoyed it loads

josh our guide was very knowledgable which made the tour ,only a pity the weather was cold other then that very enjoyable.the new radios was a complete success will recommend friends and family for future bookimgs

Excellent guide Robert, very passionate and informative.

Thoroughly enjoyable.... I would recommend doing an early tour and allowing as much time as you can for the War Rooms as there is so much to look at and absorb. Well worth a visit!

Exceptionally interesting, excellent value.

Our guide, Rob, was fantastic - we had the most amazing and informative tour of Westminster before the War Rooms, which was equally impressive.

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