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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 #18 of 1,045 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very good exhibition and you can really feel the war inside the war rooms. Very emotional and moving.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you are a 20th century history buff you will love this - I spent almost 5 hours "underground" exploring all the wonderful items here. You could almost get a feeling of how difficult it was for those who really lived here for several years.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped in on a cold rainy day -- which I think a lot of other people the same plan, but it was so worth it. As a history person, I loved hearing how Great Britain operated during the war. The tour provided a lot of information, and the new interactive exhibit was great. It took me forever to get... More

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

See the bunker of Winston Churchill where he planned the Allied victory in World War II exactly the way he left it on August 16, 1945. You'll see the Map Room, Cabinet Room and his bedroom. There's audio guide that walks you through rooms. Children under 16 are free. There's also a museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fascinating background on how Churchill ran and ultimately won WWII for the UK. The tour around the war rooms with the audio guide is great and the Churchill Museum near the end was very cleverly done

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting trip and easy to take it at your own pace. Can dip into the exhibits or be more thorough. Can get a bit busy, we arrived about 11am and there was a huge queue when we left at 130.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It's all underground and it's amazing to think of what was actually going on here during the way! I recommend this to everybody. Wear comfy shoes- obviously you will be walking a lot.

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Belleville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This display is eerily authentic. It was almost frightening to realize the gravity of the threat of invasion. The volunteers working at the War Rooms are very knowledgable and were happy to talk with us.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I'm not a "war buff" but I was totally fascinated by this museum. This was my 2nd trip to London and, since we'd done most of the "musts" on our 1st trip, my husband (the WW II buff) & I were looking for other interesting places to visit. I highly recommend it.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is an unbelievable experience. Purchase tickets ahead and you can skip the line. This was part of the enjoyment! I would never have expected so much history below ground.

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