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Address: Clive Steps | King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7930 6961
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The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as the...

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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We've been to London lots of times so have seen most of the sites. This was one we missed and it was really interesting. The rooms look so well preserved and look genuine. Its... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We've been to London lots of times so have seen most of the sites. This was one we missed and it was really interesting. The rooms look so well preserved and look genuine. Its amazing to see the low tech that was running WWII. Well worth a trip if you like history. It took about two hours but you could... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Set aside 2 hours or so for a fascinating journey into the life of Winston Churchill and a reality check of how the Second World War was run by 'the Government'. As part of the Imperial War Museum, the attraction is a charity, so any funds you have spare I'm sure would be put to good use. It opens at... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was a busy exciting warren of rooms, artefacts form 2nd world war - very ambient and easy to imagine the time.Everything explained on your electronic hand held guide (in dozens of languages too)

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MDR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my husband's pick; Although I'd read and learned at school about WWII, I had no idea how little I knew about Churchill! I would have happily spent hours here and as it was my husband had to drag me away. Plan for extra time in the interactive exhibit room because it is easy to get carried away in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment you enter the exhibit you are enveloped in an era gone by. From Churchill's early years throughout wartime and the years after, you'll be amazed at this individuals life.The museum albeit his actual workplace during WW2, is as it was then and only some of the areas have been modified and reconstructed to accommodate the vast collection... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bit pricey but good displays and really quite moving. Heavy emphasis on Churchills' personality. Good gift shop and some of those sullen twenty somethings in the cafe. The authentic rooms were incredible and I left in the mood to visit Dover Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot of information here on Churchill as a person, apart from his service in WW2. This was, perhaps, as interesting as anything else once you adapt to the fact you are in a history WW2 bomb shelter. It is interesting to note the way that the technology of the day was used to its best effect to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allow plenty of time to explore all the details. If you're a fan of Mr. Churchill, you might need to plan to go back. There's an awful lot to take in in one visit. Probably not for those who have claustrophobia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you in to history or world war 2 history you must enter the war room. If tou like cats you should knw about smoky

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love history and Winston Churchill, this is the place for you. Story of Winston Churchill's life and the secret war rooms. Rooms are set up as they were in his day. Gives you an idea of what it was to live below ground during WW1. Display of great memorabilia and of course his famous cigars.

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