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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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Interesting and informative museum

This small museum was very interesting and brought home the realities of WW2. Interesting for both adults and children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small museum was very interesting and brought home the realities of WW2. Interesting for both adults and children.

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a look back into history that we didn't experience in the States. The bombings of the City and having to live underground. Seeing where they lived and the map room was amazing they used push pins to mark locations. A look at war before technology.

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Herndon, Virginia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a pleasant surprise. The War Rooms are exactly as they were left back in 1945 and the museum is fantastic. They have an actual enigma machine there and plenty of artifacts from Winston Churchill himself and the entire war effort. We spent 3 hours there and loved it. They have a small café inside also.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for WWII history buffs! The hall ways are quite narrow and can become congested as people stand and listen to descriptions via recordings. It is possible though to visit for those in a wheelchair as was I but it was difficult at times when your view was obstructed by a bar across the CENTER of some of the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to London many times, and had never heard much about this attraction. It's across from St. James Park, and around the corner from Big Ben. What an amazing place that's full of history, original artifacts, and perfectly preserved - you expect Churchill to walk in any moment (except for all the tourists - very crowded in the... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have never been - go! This was my second visit and I learnt more about so many aspects of the second world war and of Churchill the man - flaws and all. The new museum on Churchill is excellent.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested in Churchill and his place in history this should be considered a must see. We spent about 45 minutes in queue waiting to get in and once inside it was clear why. It's confining in several areas with narrow hallways and tight spaces. It is the actual bunker Churchill and his command staff made decisions of... More 

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really didn't allow enough time to really take everything in - easily half a day or more could be happily spent here, particularly if you are a history buff. Be prepared for a queue to get in - you will appreciate the batching of people entering the museum due to the tight corridors etc.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was incredible. The war ended, they left everything and closed the door to the underground rooms that were Churchill's headquarters during WWII. The exhibits an audio tour (free with your admission) are extremely well done.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an informative experience! I thought we would be in the building for about half an hour, but we were there for 3 hours and it could have been 4. Audio guides were great and really helpful, and the videos of people who used to work there were really interesting. Nearby pubs are reasonably priced but get there early for... More 

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