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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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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Huge amount of interesting information well laid out for visuality and good day out if raining in London

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Churchill war rooms and museum has expanded incredibly from the last time that we were there. The Churchill museum is fascinating and well worth the visit - just allocate enough time to it. An easy 3 - 4 hours for sure.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent tour. Use the audio guides provided to see how England prepared for wartime in WWII. Lots of interesting details - you can even hear a recording of Churchill speaking. Not far from Westminster Abbey (walking distance) and across the bridge from the Eye.

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roanoke, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We spent about 90 minutes touring the Churchill War Rooms and enjoyed seeing the tunnels and hearing a bit about the history of how they were used. The audio guide is very informative. We did skip the Churchill Museum that is inside the tunnels because my husband's interest laid more with the tunnels and war rooms themselves.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is another overwhelming historical. Walking through the rooms listening to the audio guide, I couldn't help but feel the reality of what the people who worked here accomplished and what we owe them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

DO NOT MISS THIS MUSEUM and ARRIVE EARLY. Only opened a few years ago, this museum takes you underground to the war chambers of the British government during WW2. Preserved just as it was on the day the war ended, the tour tells the story of the people who worked here during the war. If you have any interest in... More

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It's a step back into history. The audio tour is easy to follow and provides a lot of historical information with interesting items to view that were a part of the war cabinet's daily life during the war. Very worthwhile tour!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great archive of the life of Winston Churchill. While based in a WW2 facility, its also a biography of the life of a serious politician and strategist. If you are a Churchill fan, then this is most certainly for you....and for those with an interest in modern history a visit might add something to your knowledge base.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have a new respect for Churchill. The museum was excellent, as it was easy to go through and really gave you a sense of his life. What a wit, he was! What's so interesting about it, is the cabinet room and map room were left exactly as it was when the war ended, even down to the lumps of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As an American, I understood, for the first time, just a little of what it must have been like to live in London during WWII…..with German booms falling all the time. These rooms were basically abandoned and forgotten for many years. They were re-opened totally intact and can now be seen. This is where Churchill lived and ran the war.... More

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