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WWII Secrets of Westminster, Churchill’s War Rooms & Museum Walking Tour

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5 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Travel back to experience war-time London on a fascinating walking tour of Westminster.
  • With an expert English-speaking guide by your side, you will be able to learn about some of the most important events that took place in historic London.
  • Get perspective on the most controversial leaders of all time, Winston Churchill, as you dive into a pool of history on an audio-guided tour in the Churchill War Rooms.
  • Travel back to experience war-time London on a fascinating walking tour of Westminster.
  • With an expert English-speaking guide by your side, you will be able to learn about some of the most important events that took place in historic London.
  • Get perspective on the most controversial leaders of all time, Winston Churchill, as you dive into a pool of history on an audio-guided tour in the Churchill War Rooms.

Inclusions

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Admission ticket and reservation fee for Churchill War Rooms
  • Audio headsets

Exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Churchill War Rooms | Experience war-time London like never before 

Step into a living time capsule at the Churchill War Rooms, where you'll be transported to wartime London. Explore the original Cabinet War Rooms and the underground headquarters, promising an unparalleled historical journey. It's a unique experience that immerses you in the heart of World War II history.

Things to know before booking your tickets to Churchill War Rooms

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  • Guided tours: Go for guided tours of the Churchill War Rooms to make the most of your visit. Not only will this help you learn about war-time London from an expert guide but it will also help you understand the significant role played by Churchill during the Second World War. 
  • Combo tours: Combine your visit to Churchill War Rooms with a visit to the HMS Belfast, a Royal Navy warship moored in the River Thames. HMS Belfast played a crucial role during the Second World War. 
  • Accessibility: Certain parts of the Churchill War Rooms experience may not be accessible for people with reduced mobility. To get more information on this, please refer to your ticket vouchers. 
  • Walking tour: The Churchill War Rooms experience is a walking tour, so we recommend you wear comfortable footwear and keep yourself well-hydrated throughout your visit to the museum. 
  • Best time to visit: The best time to visit Churchill War Rooms is from November to March. The attraction tends to be less crowded and quieter during this time. If you want to avoid crowds, queues, and waiting times, avoid visiting the Churchill War Rooms from May to August. 

Why visit Churchill War Rooms?

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  • Historical significance: The Churchill War Rooms are an extremely important part of London’s history. Crucial decisions were taken by Winston Churchill and his Cabinet of Ministers while hiding in the War Rooms during the Second World War. 
  • Real-life experience: Step into London’s war-time era when you visit the Churchill War Rooms. Experience history being made once again on your visit to the different areas of the war rooms. 
  • Interactive exhibits: Learn about Winston Churchill’s life and times at the Churchill War Rooms through informative and interactive exhibits that add to the overall experience of the attraction. 
  • Understand different perspectives: Get a new perspective on controversial leaders such as Winston Churchill. Understand and experience the realities, course, consequences, and impact of war on people’s lives. 

Which Churchill War Rooms ticket is best for you?

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If you are a solo traveler

Go for: Group tours

Duration: 5 hours

Guide: Professional tour guide and audioguide

  • Group tours provide a more personalized and interactive experience that lets you learn about the attraction in-depth. 
  • Learn about the most important historical events that took place in London and steered the course of the city during times of war. 

Recommended tours:

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If you are a history buff

Go for:  Guided tours

Duration: 5 hours

Guide: Professional tour guide and audioguide

  • Learn and experience war-time London with a professional guide by your side throughout your visit to Churchill War Rooms. 
  • An English-speaking guide will be there to share interesting information about war-time London at the attraction. 

Recommended tours

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If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo Tours

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Professional tour guide and audioguide

  • Club your visit to Churchill War Rooms with HMS Belfast, a Royal Navy warship that played a significant role during the Second World War. 
  • The tour guide is English-speaking and the audio guide is available in nine different languages. 

Recommended tours

Discounted Churchill War Room tickets

Children enjoy a discounted ticket rate for the Churchill War Rooms. Please select the appropriate option while checking out online. 

Cancellation policy

Tickets can be canceled either 48 hours or 24 hours before the experience for a full refund. For additional information on the cancellation policy, please refer to your ticket vouchers. 

Explore Churchill War Rooms

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The Churchill Museum

Divided into five ‘chapters’, the Churchill Museum gives you a detailed insight into the different roles played by Winston Churchill during his long life. These ‘chapters’ include War Leader, Cold War Statesman, Young Churchill, Maverick Politician, and Wilderness Years. Access to the Churchill Museum is included with your Churchill War Rooms ticket. 

What to see at Churchill War Rooms?

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War Cabinet Room

This was the place from where Winston Churchill ‘directed’ the war. Many crucial decisions were taken by Winston Churchill and his Ministers while sitting in this very room during the Second World War. 

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Map Room

To truly experience war-time London, pay a visit to the Map Room in the Churchill War Rooms. All the books and charts in the Map Room have remained in the same position where they were left in 1945 when the lights in the bunker were switched off. 

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Churchill’s Office cum Bedroom

Located next to the Map Room, Churchill’s bedroom in the War Rooms also functioned as his office. Churchill used this room to gather information, host meetings and make war plans.

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BBC’s Broadcasting Room

Room 60 in the Churchill War Rooms was the BBC’s broadcasting room. The room was used to broadcast Churchill’s speeches and provide information about the war to the people of London in 1945.

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Churchill Artifacts

Be fascinated by interesting artifacts that were a part of Winston Churchill’s lonely childhood. From the rattle Churchill used to play with when he was a baby, to the letters he wrote to his beloved wife Clementine.  

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Siren Suit

Churchill’s siren suit is as famous as the enigmatic leader who wore it. Often referred to as rompers, the Siren Suit was a one-piece garment equipped with breast pockets to keep a cigar and a belt. 

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Real-life stories

Listen to interesting stories from the men and women who worked in the top-secret bunker of the Churchill War Rooms during the Second World War. The bunker was so secretive, that the people working here were forbidden to tell their parents where they worked!

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Transatlantic Telephone Room

Disguised as a private toilet, the Transatlantic Telephone Room in the Churchill War Rooms housed a secure radio-telephone link between the Prime Minister of Britain and the President of the United States of America.

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Fascinating Displays

Travel back in time to the tense summer of 1944 through the fascinating and interactive displays at the Churchill War Rooms. The displays combine images, footage, and oral histories to outline and narrate the events before, during, and after the Second World War. 

Plan your visit to Churchill War Rooms

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Churchill War Rooms are open every day from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The last entry to the attraction is at 5:00 PM. The attraction will remain closed from 24th December 2023 to 26th December 2023.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Churchill War Rooms is from November to March. To avoid crowds, avoid visiting the attraction from May to August. 

Address: Clive Steps, King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ, UK. Find on maps

Getting there: 

  • By underground: District and Circle Line

      Nearest stops: St. James Park and Westminster

  • By train: National Rail

      Nearest stops: Charing Cross and Victoria Station

  • By bus: 3,11, 12, 24, 87, 88, 159, 453

      Nearest stop: Churchill War Rooms

  • By car: 22.1 km from London Heathrow Airport

       Car parking: Abingdon Car Park and Trafalgar Car Park

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You can enter the Churchill War Rooms from the main entrance located on the Clive Steps on King Charles Street. For step-free access, you will have to enter Churchill War Rooms via Horse Guards Road by St. James Park

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  • Baby changing facility
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible lifts
  • Foldable chairs
  • Large print transcript of the audio guide
  • Audio guide transcript in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian. 
  • Assistance dogs allowed
  • Cafe
  • Baby highchairs

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  • Since you’ll be walking a lot during your visit to the Churchill War Rooms, make sure you wear comfortable footwear. 
  • Transcripts of the audio guide are available in different languages, but these will be given on a first come-first serve basis. 
  • No cloakroom and locker facilities are available. Visitors are not allowed to bring suitcases, pull-along luggage, and large holdalls. 
  • Churchill War Rooms are the least crowded from November to March, so plan your visit during this time.  
  • Churchill War Rooms are well-ventilated, but if you are concerned about the temperature during the summer, plan your visit after 3:00 PM. 
  • Some parts of the experience include loud sounds of bombing and air sirens. 
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  • Switchroom Cafeteria: The Switchroom Cafeteria is a simple restaurant offering homemade sandwiches, tea, coffee, and soft drinks. 
  • The Red Lion: Located near Parliament Street, the Red Lion is an elaborate pub offering a delicious menu. Many illustrious guests have graced this restaurant, so don’t be surprised to see some VIPs enjoying drinks and snacks at the pub. 
  • St. Stephen’s Tavern and Pub: The St. Stephen’s Pub and Tavern is a traditional pub that serves craft ales and pints. The pub is frequented by politicians from the House of Parliament right opposite the restaurant. 
  • St. James’ Café: Enjoy beautiful views of the nearby St. James’ Park as you dig into traditional British fare at this all-day restaurant. 
  • Cellarium Cafe and Terrace: The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace serves a delicious breakfast and some simple yet delicious dishes in their contemporary cafe with a modern ambiance.
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  • Westminster Abbey: Located only 400m away from Churchill War Rooms, the Westminster Abbey is one of the most important government buildings in the UK. 
  • London Eye: 1.5km from Churchill War Rooms, the London Eye is a slow-moving Ferris wheel that lets you enjoy panoramic views of the city of London. 
  • The National Gallery: The National Gallery is 1.9km away from Churchill War Rooms. Located in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses more than 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to the 1900s. 
  • Buckingham Palace: Located 1.2km from Churchill War Rooms, Buckingham Palace is a royal residence and the administrative quarters of King Charles III. You can see the Queen’s Gallery and the Royal Mews at the palace as well. 
  • St. James’ Park: Located only 120m from Churchill War Rooms, St. James’ Park is a Royal Park that makes you forget about the hustle-bustle of city life in London. 
  • Royal Academy of Arts: The Royal Academy of Arts, which is located 1.7km from Churchill War rooms, was founded in 1768. The independent, privately funded art institution is led by eminent artists and architects. 

Beyond Churchill War Rooms

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Frequently asked questions about Churchill War Rooms tickets

How much is a ticket to Churchill War Rooms?

A standard ticket for the Churchill War Rooms will cost you around £61. 

How to book tickets to Churchill War Rooms?

You can purchase your Churchill War Rooms tickets either online or offline. Purchasing tickets online lets you choose a day and time that works best for you. It is also cheaper to purchase tickets for Churchill War Rooms online. 

Why should I book Churchill War Rooms tickets online?
  • Cheaper rates: There is a significant difference between the price of tickets online and offline. Online tickets tend to be cheaper than offline tickets. 
  • Discounts and offers: You can choose from different discounted rates and offers when you buy your tickets to Churchill War Rooms online. 
  • Multiple options: From simple entry tickets to guided tours, you can choose from different types of tickets for Churchill War Rooms. 
  • Guaranteed entry: You are guaranteed entry to Churchill War Rooms on the time and day for which you have purchased your tickets online. You may not get this guarantee if you purchase tickets offline, especially when the attraction is crowded.
What do Churchill War Rooms tickets include?

Churchill War Rooms tickets are your all-access pass to the attraction! These tickets also include entry access to the Churchill Museum. 

Are discounts available on Churchill War Rooms tickets?

Children enjoy a discounted ticket rate for the Churchill War Rooms.

What is the cancellation policy for Churchill War Rooms tickets?

Depending on the kind of ticket you purchase, you can cancel your Churchill War Rooms tickets either 48 hours or 24 hours before the experience for a full refund.

How long does it take to explore Churchill War Rooms?

It’ll take you around 2 hours to fully explore the Churchill War Rooms. You can allocate one hour each to exploring the Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum.