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Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps | King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ, England
44 20 7930 6961
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Ranked #22 of 1,112 Attractions in London
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Military Museums
Description: The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as the nerve center of Britain's war effort during World War II.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

When in London do not miss this extraordinaire experience which takes you through one of the most historic periods of all of London and England. The exhibit not only displays the actual site and layout of Churchills War Room bunker during the Second World War but also treats you to one of the most phenomenal museum displays of this WW... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Wow - I was completely blown away by this experience! Used my London Pass to get in - super convenient. Showed up right when the exhibit opened at 930, no one was there! Definitely perfect way to see everything as I could imagine it getting quite cramped. The audio guide was also critical for the full impact. I am not... More

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A bit out of the way off Whitelhall but worth a visit. Very moving to see the actual rooms where the war cabinet operated. It seems as if they just just the door and walked out on V-day. Moving, historical and inspiring.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Brilliant experience- and I've been to more or less every attraction worth going to in London. Very very well curated exhibition of all that the war rooms were in the War. Fantastic from a historians view and great entertainment. Entry price justified.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful exhibit that truly conveys not only the history but the genuine feeling of the London war experience. Good to combine with a visit to Chartwell(on another day).

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The War Room used by Winston Churchill and his military and civilian staffs is an excellent in-depth insight into every aspect of Winston Churchill's life from early childhood to his post war years to his death. But it is also a study in the conditions that he and his staff from typists to chiefs of staff endured from 1940-1945. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you think you know your history of World War II, then think again Churchills war room is icing on the cake. The conversations he had with his commanders, the support staff and their activities are all documented here in the actual facility, right next to 10 Downing St. It was educational and engaging. You've got to visit this while... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

In terms of value for money, this rates really low. As ever, there's a shop and a cafe to fleece you as you go around, but the "experience" itself leaves a lot to be desired, unless you rate looking at waxwork dummies behind plexiglass. The only authentic feeling was claustrophobia from being in a confined space with others listening to... More

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The War rooms are extremely well preserved and the chance to see the conditions Winston Churchill and his government worked in provided a real glimpse into the past. As a WW2 buff it was amazing to see letters, clothing, equipment and so much more in such incredible condition. The walk through and the audio tour gave us a chance to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Interesting to visit and see firsthand the living and working conditions of Churchill and his staff, and to also get an insight into the mind of the great man himself.

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