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Churchill War Rooms

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Address: Clive Steps | King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7930 6961
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Description: 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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Good history lesson!

A brilliant look into London during a time so removed from the modern landscape you see today. Very informative, with the rooms preserved to look exactly like they did in WW2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A brilliant look into London during a time so removed from the modern landscape you see today. Very informative, with the rooms preserved to look exactly like they did in WW2, felt like you were stepping back in time! Lots of information to digest, so maybe a little more difficult if you have small children with you, but if you're... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous asset to Britain and its history - the whole experience was fascinating and so well organised. Finding out the secrets of what went on under our own streets makes you wonder what other underground experiences still await!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pretty good value for money as its London. Around 2 hours visit. Short 20 minute queue on a Saturday morning. Two for one if you book it along with rail tickets. An important part of wartime history and memorabilia , good for early teens and above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This came highly recommended and we all enjoyed it (H/W 17 & 14). We saved this for a rainy day on our trip...it's London you're going to have them. We spent about 3 hours and I could have stayed longer, (kids were getting restless). The museum was great but the Churchill portion was Extremely well done, and much of it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I like history, so going through this museum was like taking a step backwards in time. The self paced audio tour was good and the price of admission was't to steep.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had wanted to go for a while and managed it on this trip. Utterly fascinating in so many ways - from the war rooms themselves, a real view back to a historic time; to the Churchill museum which tells the broader tale of Churchill's life.

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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

excellent place to visit, and even better if you use rail 2 for 1 offer as it's not cheap. The underground rooms were left as they were at the end of the war and you get a real sense of the place (minus the smells that I suspect would have come from having so many people cooped up underground!) Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

To think we saw the nerve centre and HQ for the war effort. Exhibits are superb from one of Churchills half smoked cigars to his bed clothes. You become apart of this period in our history and appreciate what a great man Winston really was and what we have to thank him for! This is a must but rather pricey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had a few hours to pass and asked a friend which museum I should visit, he recommended this place and it did not disappoint. A really intriguing experience and what a man Winston Churchill was! Loved the place and had a great coffee in the cafe. Would definitely recommend visiting this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, a fantastic walk through history of the great leader. You need a good couple hours to spend and listen through the recordings explaining all the details of what went on.

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