Churchill War Rooms

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Highlights of the Churchill War Rooms Tour

Part of London's Imperial War Museum, here you can get firsthand insight into political life in Britain during the Second World War.

  • 10 Downing Street

    1. 10 Downing Street

    This has been the residence of all British prime ministers since 1905 and has become an iconic building for all visitors to London.

  • Houses of Parliament

    2. Houses of Parliament

    Some of London's most turbulent history has taken place between the Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster. Guy Fawkes, the fire of 1834...

  • Cabinet War Rooms

    3. Cabinet War Rooms

    This is where Churchill and his Cabinet Ministers hid in while London was bombed during the Second World War, and where Britain's military strategy against Germany was conceived.

  • 4. Transatlantic Telephone Room

    The top secret room looks exactly like something out of a James Bond movie - indeed, this is where the British government made their communications to the Americans during the war.

  • Monument to Women of World War II

    5. Monument to Women of World War II

    The bronze monument on Whitehall was unveiled in 2005 and recognizes British women's potential in the workforce. In the WWII, they were integral in the manufacture of munitions.

Planning Your Visit

  • When is it open?

    The rooms are open all year round except December 24th, 25th, and 26th. Opening times are 9:30AM to 6:00PM, with last admission at 5PM.

  • Is photography allowed?

    You are allowed to take photos in the war rooms, but not in the museum.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Daily 9:30AM to 6:00PM, except December 24th, 25th and 26th.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult single tickets without donation start at £16.35. Discounts for groups available.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    By tube: The Jubilee, District or Circle Line to Westminster, or the District or Circle Line to St. James's Park.
  • Additional information
    Private tours are available directly with the museum.

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What people are saying about Churchill War Rooms

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 767 reviews

Booked through Get your Guide. Printed tickets off but downloaded App too. Purchased a day pass so worked out what we could do in a day using the Pass. Used Big Bus Tours. It takes ages to get around the whole circle of the city. We were told 2 hours but its more like 2 and 1/2. Missed seeing some of the landmarks due to road closures. We went to Westminster Abbey. Booked 3pm to 3.30pm slot at St Paul's. Boarded the bus at 1.45 and only just made the slot at 3.30pm. The bus went past the Abbey 3 or 4 times which was strange. From St Paul's we made our 6pm booking at the Shard. Would recommend purchasing the pass and the attractions we visited.

The WWII Westminster Walking Tour and Churchill's War Rooms was a great tour experience. The tour guide was knowledgable and engaging. We really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend!

Superb guide, very knowledgable and a pleasure to listen to! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour every single minute (even when the rain came pouring down.....).

easy to get River pass from Westminster and just showed the pass at the museums in Greenwich. very easy and enjoyable day, would recommend.

Amazing experience with city cruise and I love this app amazing offers and I just love it and I can’t wait to explore more ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️