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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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.

We were educated & in awe of all the information available.

Wonderful - a little crowded but moving nicely- You need a few visits to really get all the information and go through completely.

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by Margaret, 09/21/2017

Excellent attraction. Brings history to life.

We really enjoyed our visit. Our group ranged from 11 to 64 and there was something for us all. Most informative and interesting. The commentary was excellent. I remember Churchill from my childhood. I always admired him. I loved the part where you could hear him speaking. What a Wit! We had a bite to eat in the cafe and thought it very reasonably priced. Thank you for a lovely day out

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by Julia, 08/10/2017

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