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Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

Mon - Sun: 9:30am – 6pm
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London , England, SW1A 2AQ

The Basics

For anyone with an interest in WWII history or British politics, the Churchill War Rooms and Museum are an absolute must. They are divided into two areas: the original Cabinet War Rooms, including the all-important Map Room, and the Churchill Museum, which chronicles the life and work of the revered wartime leader. You can explore the exhibits independently with the aid of a complimentary audio guide. Some organized excursions combine entrance to the Churchill War Rooms with guided tours of Westminster Abbey and nearby WWII sites. London Pass holders get free entry to the Churchill War Rooms.

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Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
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Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
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$72.80 per adult
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Good tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He answered our questions and provided information we would not have known, had we tried to navigate ourselves. Would recommend for any history enthusiasts.
Cand_L, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Keep Calm and Travel
Victor_B, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
A must if you are a history buff. Pepe was extremely knowledgeable and explained points of interest around town that as a history enthusiast you know are there, but don't necessarily show up on tourist maps. The Churchill War Rooms and museum are a wealth if information.
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Good tour
Cand_L, Dec 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He answered our questions and provided information we would not have known, had we tried to navigate ourselves. Would recommend for any history enthusiasts.
star-5
Tour of Excellence
Lisa_W, Sep 2021
Westminster 3 Hour Walking Tour & Visit Churchill War Rooms
Tim, our tour guide, displayed and communicated a dedicated knowledge to the history of each place with a delightful sense of humor! So informative! All our questions answered!
star-5
Tim was the best...A+++
Jeffrey_S, Sep 2021
Westminster 3 Hour Walking Tour & Visit Churchill War Rooms
Tim was very knowledgable and funny. I learned a lot about Englands involvement in the war and many other fun facts about the architecture around London. The Churchill war rooms were also great. I highly recommend this tour for any history buffs. A++++
star-5
Really nice walking tour
Corinne_L, Sep 2021
Westminster 3 Hour Walking Tour & Visit Churchill War Rooms
Our guide was terrific. We got a good place to see the changing of the guard, and lots of great tid bits of information. We saw the highlights of the Westminster area and saw many statues.
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Great walk through history at the Churchill War Rooms
Paul_J, Oct 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
The meeting point was well documented and our guide was excellent. There was a moderate amount of walking, but we took it slow with several stops. I found the tour very informative and our guide very knowledgable. Would highly recommend and the Churchill war rooms are a DEFINITE must see for anyone with an interest in history or Churchill. Very well done with many artifacts from the day and informative / interactive displays
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Churchill War Rooms tour so informative!
Jane_B, Sep 2021
Winston Churchill's London and The Churchill War Rooms - A Private Tour.
Richard was an excellent guide, showing us all of the Mayfair homes where Churchill lived, recounting Churchill's childhood, and climb to prominence, which I recalled from reading the Andrew Roberts biography of Churchill. He pointed out Churchill's personal items in the War Rooms to be sure to spot, and it was fun to find them--the pocket watch, the pistol. Thoroughly enjoyable tour, Richard; we loved it! Can't wait to see your home town of Cowes!
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A very good experience
June_M, Aug 2021
Westminster 3 Hour Walking Tour & Visit Churchill War Rooms
A very good guide who gave us plenty to look at and was very knowledgeable. The Churchill War Rooms were excellent
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Knowledgeable guide
William_D, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
David had a good grasp of history and especially how Churchill effected it. Lots of side stories made our tour much more interesting.
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Appreciating Parliament, Churchill & London
Matthew_M, Mar 2020
Darkest Hour - Parliament and Churchill War Rooms Private Tour
Guide Martin Emery was expert re Parliament and Churchill and his commentary on landmarks and history during walkarounds was first rate. He knows and loves his subjects which immensely enhanced our tourist experience.
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Highly Recommended Tour
James_L, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
Michael was a brilliant guide - so knowledgeable, passionate and good fun too. Centuries of history in that small but important area were summarised beautifully!
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A great overview of England's politics
Carla_D, Feb 2020
Darkest Hour - Parliament and Churchill War Rooms Private Tour
Stephen was so knowledgeable about every aspect of our tour. We had an amazing experience and enjoyed every minute of it!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Allow at least 1.5 hours to explore the Churchill War Rooms.

  • The Churchill War Rooms are accessible to wheelchair users.

  • Book tickets in advance for fast-track entry.

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How to Get There

The Churchill War Rooms and Museum are located on Clive Steps, just off Whitehall. The nearest Underground stations are Westminster (Jubilee, District, and Circle lines) and St. James’s Park (District and Circle lines). Charing Cross railway station is about a 12-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The Churchill War Rooms are busiest during the summer months (May through August); during school breaks (such as around Easter, and during February and October breaks); and on Saturdays. To avoid the crowds, go midweek.

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Exploring WWII History in London

The Churchill War Rooms are not the only attraction in town to delve into WWII history. The Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, South London, also features WWII-oriented exhibits. A stone’s throw away on the South Bank sits HMSBelfast, a warship that took part in the Normandy landings in 1944, while Parliament Square hosts a statue of Winston Churchill. Bletchley Park, the Victorian estate where British intelligence cracked Germany’s enigma code, is within day-tripping distance of London.

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