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Churchill War Rooms, London

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At Churchill War Rooms, see how Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the British war effort from this bunker complex. In the Cabinet War Rooms, which served as Churchill's living quarters, look for the chair--with scratch marks on its arms--in which Sir Winston sat while strategizing with his closest advisers. The books, color-coded telephones, and documents on desks in the Map Room remain just as they were when the bunker emptied on August 16, 1945. Moving on to the Churchill Room, see where Churchill slept while in the bunker. In the Churchill Museum, learn all about the life of the leader who guided Britain through one of the most trying periods of its history. The site does not have a cloakroom, so expect to carry or wear whatever you bring with you. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like Churchill War Rooms can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visit Churchill ‘s war rooms. It was fascinating to step in to the time capsule that is the war rooms. It was amazing to see the rooms I had read about so many times. Took a couple hours to go thro...  more »
  • Highly recommend this exhibit! Very cool to see, but buy tickets ahead of time!! At least an hour long wait to get in without pre-purchasing tickets for a specific time.  more »
  • There were huge queues to get into this museum. Fortunately we had booked in advance so we could fast track. I'm frankly not sure why it was so popular. It was nicely laid out and interesting to see t...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit for history buffs. Also known as the Cabinet War Rooms, these are the underground bunkers from which Sir Winston Churchill addressed the nation via radio and commanded Britain's efforts during World War II. It's not as popular as the more iconic tourist attractions in London, but it is absolutely worth a visit. It includes a free audio guide for you to listen to along the way. I would recommend buying tickets online in advance to avoid long queue, also I would go as soon as this opened.
  • Outstanding and a true time capsule of some of England’s lightest and darkest hours. I had no idea this existed and after visiting I can wholeheartedly recommend the small, yet fascinating museum. Although it seems small, set aside 2-3 hours for a meaningful visit.
  • Whoever says that museums are boring certainly hasn't been to this one. The Cabinet War Rooms are like a piece of history that is frozen in time. The museum is very informative and also a lot of fun to browse through thanks to the interactive displays and games. It's absolutely worth the entrance fee and I will definitely visit again.
  • Very interesting and informative.. you need a lot of time to spend reading ALL the facts/info etc held in the exhibition but all still very interesting. The waxwork models and the working/living areas of the bunker are a very cool interpretation of how it must of been down there at the time. Not great for smaller kids. Adults will love it. Was full of old boys and girls the day I went. Would recommend.
  • Went to a corporate dinner there 2 years ago but only saw fraction of the display so went back. Got there about 10.15 on Tuesday. No crowds. Have membership so no cost although some may find day rate off-putting. There are stacks of facts and it makes you wonder how Churchill coped with all that he had on the go. As others say, the museum area is a bit complex to navigate and we kept on finding things we hadn't seen. Kept us thoroughly engaged until 1.00pm. A great morning out.
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