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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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Historical London Walking Tour including Westminster and Entry to Churchill War...
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Historical World Wars London Walking Tour
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Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour Including The British Museum

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The war rooms weren't a place I'd heard of on previous visits to London, but visited this time on a history-focused trip with students. It was fantastic. A good mixture between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The war rooms weren't a place I'd heard of on previous visits to London, but visited this time on a history-focused trip with students. It was fantastic. A good mixture between the curated exhibits and examining the actual rooms used by Churchill and his staff. The audio guides are a great way to explore at your own pace. If you're... More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a drinks reception and a tour of the War Rooms, and the whole experience was fantastic. The rooms are authentic and in the same era of the 2nd WW, and fascinating if not awesome in providing the detail of the capability of the government. I would love to visit again to show my children aged 24 and 25.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This attraction was highly recommended by friends who visited it a few years earlier. Although adding another layer to my understanding of the history of the era was nice, I found the displays a bit stodgy and sterile.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow....is Winston Churchill among your heroes? Then the rooms may bring history to life with selected scenes. With a love of WW II history, the exhibits brought goose bumps to me, e.g. the exact maps used to plot the placements of ships, battles, etc; WC's voice booming over the airwaves; the very idea that he and his Clemie shared time... More 

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These War Rooms were the secret bunker from which Britain's WWII was directed; it has been converted into a museum with interesting information regarding Churchill during the war and also many interesting WWII relics and particularly the telephone and broadcasting rooms which enabled Churchill to keep in contact during the war. The War Rooms are just around the corner from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a week in London and this was a top pick. I am not a history buff by any means but the war rooms really took you back in time, and made you feel the tension in the room as crucial decisions were being made in this small space. It has been kept in original condition, and is something that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed learning more about Winston Churchill and World War II from the "Bunker" underground! Amazing to thing that the War Ministers ate, slept and commanded from this maze of rooms under Whitehall! Very interesting. We probably spent 1 1/2 hours and saw everything - probably could have spent longer if we listened and read everything. (I think very young... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Churchill war rooms was quite interesting with many rooms displaying maps and other paraphernalia of the 1940's. You feel like you've taken a trip through a time machine during the visit. There's also a fairly good museum portion in the basement which takes you through Churchill's life from a young boy to his adult life. It's a little pricey... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Moth my young ones love military history and is besotted with Winston Churchill. The content and breadth of presentation came as a surprise and this is not a whistle stop visit. We overstayed our expectation so much so that we had to take a breather in the park across the road. My team enjoyed this but this is a serious... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and well-presented. Wish I had had more time to study the exhibits. The new Churchill museum section was very well done, suitable for young and old alike.

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