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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 #21 of 1,084 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We could have spent much more time at the Churchill War Rooms. We arrived about 90 minutes prior to closing and that just wasn't enough time. They have preserved all the rooms so that you can see it how it was during it's use. A fascinating look at the past. There is also a lot of items from Churchill's life... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were really excited to go to the Churchill war Rooms and were disappointed. We only had 2 days in London and had this on our itinerary. It was expensive. We were very interested in the War Rooms. They were pretty good. The Churchill Museum inside was too much. It was too big, and unless you are a big Churchill... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a truly unforgettable experience, the layout and overall structure of the War Rooms really does offer a glimpse into the past like no other! Now that the Imperial War Museum has been renovated, the Churchill War Rooms are a must visit for all ages.

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Chester Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Do we have to? Yes it will be informative. Not a good start. Once inside the door, this changed. The kids were fascinated and kept reminding me to click my audio guide to get the informative snippets about what we were viewing. I promised only 1/2 an hour - finally left 90 mins later with 2 happy teenagers

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This attraction combines a museum about World War II with the actual rooms where Churchill's team worked throughout the war. It makes for a remarkable combination. You really get a feel for Churchill and how his team lived during that time. The exhibits about the war are great as well. Our older kids (10ish) enjoyed the museum while our youngest... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As with so many fine British museums this one is so well done you almost feel transported back in time having the same experiences as those who made history. Really brings the times alive

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Potomac, Maryland, USA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a really rewarding tour. It is very complete and well done. At the end of WWII the War Rooms which were below London had the lights turned off and the doors closed and so what you see is how things were at the end of the war. You can get your tickets on line and print them out,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in Churchill, and especially WW2, then you will like the War Rooms. Otherwise probably not so much. We showed up 2 hours before it closed for the day and there was still an hour line in the rain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had been here back in the mid 90s but as my memories of the trip were getting stale, I wanted another visit. I'm glad I went. At the end of World War II, the Churchill War Rooms were no longer needed and as such, everything was left right where it was -- maps, phones, even the beds. I am... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited the Cabinet War Rooms with my husband and teenage son - both history fanatics. We knew they would enjoy this, but were surprised at how interesting I found it. We expected to be there an hour or so, and were amazed to discover we'd spent three hours exploring. The interactive museum is a great addition and brings a... More

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