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.

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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

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

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.

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.

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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.

Our insider tips

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.

What people are saying about Churchill War Rooms

Amazing and educational, a brilliant must do experience

The churchil warrooms was everything we wanted it to be and more. Definatly a must see while in London

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by Cassandra, 07/12/2018

Incredibly thorough, detailed; very imaginatively presented museum

Excellent! The museum, in particular, was very detailed and its presentation was highly imaginative!

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 07/12/2018

Excellent place to visit for tourists and UK residents!

Great day out. I learnt so much. The underground rooms are totally amazing; to think that this was all going on in secret!!! these people are heroes for working underground every day, sometimes living there for months at a time. I would recommend to anyone to go along. Very interactive for adults and children alike; things everywhere to do and listen to and watch. A must place to visit. Cafeteriere good place for refreshments half way round too!

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by Doreen, 07/02/2018

Extraordinary exhibition of one of Europe’s greatest men!

With the GetYourGuide tickets we were able to get in quickly and it took us, at least, 3 hours to see everything due to the fact that there are soooo many exhibits and interesting details to see. I didn’t even know there was a Churchill Museum within the War Rooms, so that was a definite bonus to the activity. Also, all of the artifacts, uniforms, maps are original, for the most part, and so intact, that this just makes you feel as if you went back in time to the very days when these rooms were active. Definitely recommend this activity to any history buff, like myself!

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by Juan Carlos, 06/24/2018

Should be able to use phone and not have to print off

Was not impress trying to find a printer to print off tickets. Should be able to use phone.

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour Reviewed by Charles, 06/23/2018

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