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“Excellent WWII historical site” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms
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Ranked #7 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Owner description: The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as the nerve center of Britain's war effort during World War II.
Burlington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent WWII historical site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Friends had recommended the Churchill Museum / Cabinet War Rooms to me when I visited London recently. I must admit, it did not sound overly exciting, but I was pleasantly surprised at the value of visiting this attraction!

I've been a WWII history enthusiast since childhood, and this place held my attention for hours. There on display is a wealth of historic relics, in a historic site which was at one time closed off to all but the most trusted of Allied staff.

The Cabinet War Rooms display shows these secret corridors and compartments, brought back to life with the intent of revealing their appearance during WWII.
The Churchill Museum documents the life and milestones of Sir Winston Churchill, an iconic hero of WWII and a man of eccentricities and wit.

The tour is guided by an audio handset and visitors can tour the site at their own pace. There is such a wealth of information that a true enthusiast will want to spend several hours reviewing the artifacts and viewing information at the interactive table in the Churchill Museum.

I did also enjoy lunch at the cafe inside the museum. I found it to be of good quality and value.
Be advised the only restroom facilities are near the entrance!

Visited July 2013
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memphis, TN
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“fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

great little piece of preserved history. Mom, Dad and 15 year old boy all enjoyed it. Lovely little cafe inside as well

Visited July 2013
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La Quinta, California
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you are a World War II buff you won't want to miss this fascinating glimpse into the past. These rooms were built prior to World War II in preparation for the inevitable war with Germany. The war rooms have been staged just as they were during the war. There is also a fantastic "Churchill" section where you can learn more about his life. It was less crowded than other London tourist attractions and had free audio guides. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Educational, interactive, great audio. Very clean, efficient. Long line to get in, waited 45 minutes. Spent about 2 hours inside, could take longer if you wanted to look at all museum items. Girls ages 12 and 15, thought it was a good experience as well.

Visited July 2013
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“For History Buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My son goes to college where Churchill gave his Iron Curtain speech and we were both looking forward to this. It was really interesting -- walking through the underground was like walking back to WWII - I was surprised at how much there was to see and it gave a deep insight at how much Churchill really did for the world. But with that said I think history buffs would appreciate this more than the average tourist.

Visited July 2013
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