1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

Wartime London: Guided Small Group Tour

Product ID: 201880
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Discover the devastating effect of the Second World War on the city of London. Walk the streets as your expert tour guide brings the story of this harrowing chapter in British history to life, over 75 years later.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See where Sir Winston Churchill delivered his VE Day speech
  • Witness important wartime headquarters
  • Visit the infamous Downing Street
  • Experience a small group tour
Full description
Jump into the 16-seat minivan at the meeting point and set off on an informative tour of London’s wartime history. See visible signs of bomb damage from the war and visit the remains of a church that was destroyed during the Blitz, left as a testament to the devastation. Discover the wartime headquarters where the Allied leaders coordinated the resistance, including Eisenhower’s Supreme Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), General Sikorski’s London base, and much more.

Visit the building where Operation Overlord was planned, including the Allied landings on D-Day, in the largest air, naval and land operation in history. You’ll also see where Winston Churchill delivered his victorious VE Day speech, and the site where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcast the British declaration of war almost 6 years earlier.

Pass through Parliament Square to Whitehall, where you’ll see the statues dedicated to notable Allied figures including Churchill, Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Arthur Harris. See several monuments dedicated to the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph, the site of Britain’s national war memorial.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Travel on a luxury 16-seater mini coach
  • Personal audio headset to hear the guide’s live commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The Original London Visitor Center, 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, SW1Y 5BL.

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Evan Evans Tours

Product ID: 201880