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Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps | King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ, England
44 20 7930 6961
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WWII Historical Walking Tour in London: Churchill...
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Ranked #10 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as the nerve center of Britain's war effort during World War II.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The video interviews and recollections of former staff members of the war rooms, coupled with the original maps and furniture provided first-hand experiences made the experience as real as if the Blitz and the war planning were yesterday. All of our children (20s) included this as one of their top memories of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A very compact (it had to be considering its purpose) exhibition which shows how the British Government managed the war effort during the bombing raids on London. Informative and with. "You are there" quality. Certainly fascinating for young and older.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A museum that is very well-done. The audio tour (that is included in the price of admission) truly enhances the experience. I went at Christmas time, so the Christmas tunes from the 1940s playing in the cafe were really cute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The location in very convenient close to Horse Guards and of course Downing Street. The layout and many artefacts are as they were left when the 2nd World War ended. They have transformed a dusty treasure trove into a "must see" London visitor centre. During the 2nd World War London was bombed extensively and although WInston was happy to work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I was surprised how much there was to see here. I was expecting our visit not to be very long but we were soon engrossed in the whole experience. Plenty to see and do and loads of information. The Churchill Museum was a brilliant tribute to our fine prime minister. Anything you could ever want to see and know is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent. The museum and the cabinet rooms. Fascinating and appropriate for all age groups. Can not recommend enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Great for anyone with an interest in history. So cool to see the place where world-changing decisions took place. The audio tour was extremely well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the Cabinet War Rooms twenty years ago and I just revisited them again with my children. The Churchill museum was exceptionally well curated, with a lot of details and information not only about the war but on his life and history. My suggestion would be to go on a weekday when it is less crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A very cool tour through the war rooms under London that were used by Churchill and his staff. I love being able to match the history I've learned with the actual physical presence of where that history took place. The Churchill museum, attached to the war rooms, is super modern with excellent exhibits that take you through Churchill's life. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It is quite moving to be underground and experience the conditions and rooms as they were preserved exactly from 1945. Amazing that the war was won basically with maps and a telephone. My history buff son especially enjoyed the self-guided tour.

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