What To Expect
Westminster was home to the undercover and often underground base of an exciting world of governments in exile, overseas forces and espionage. One such base was the wartime bunker that sheltered Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his government during the war.
Your walking tour begins in the streets of Westminster where we'll take in classic London sites such as 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. The last stop on our walk is the Cenotaph, which was originally built as a memorial for the First World War and is now the UK's primary national war memorial. We'll come across the statue of Sir Winston Churchill and the monument to the women of WWII. Hear about the governments and royal monarchs who were forced into exile in London as Germany overtook the nations of Europe. Your guide will share interesting insights as to how the people of London coped during the years of war.
Then it's time to head underground, down the steps to the wartime bunker of the Churchill War Rooms, where we'll enjoy an audio-guided visit of the Churchill Museum**. The bunker is a unique piece of living history, an underground maze of rooms that once buzzed with round-the-clock planning and plotting strategies. Your guide will bring the unique atmosphere to life for you. Learn the true stories about what life was like for those who worked in these dark rooms during the days and nights of the Second World War.
At the Churchill Museum, you will discover fascinating details and stories about the incredible life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. You'll be able to hear real audio of his inspiring wartime speeches. Using the Museum's rich interactive exhibits, this museum elaborates on Churchill's private and public life, from his love of his wife and of painting to his special relationship with U.S. President Roosevelt, with whom he shared decisions that would alter the course of history and the world. We'll even have the opportunity to see the original No. 10 door that Churchill walked through after becoming prime minister!
Your experience concludes with an audio guide tour of the rest of the war rooms, preserved exactly as they were left the day the lights were switched off in 1945! The thick walls teem with history as this was the nerve center of Prime Minister Churchill's war efforts, where he and the British cabinet planned and prepared the defeat of Hitler.
As you go deeper into the labyrinth of rooms, you'll discover how life and work continued underground, from top-secret conversations between Churchill and President Roosevelt in the Transatlantic Telephone Room to simple domestic concerns in Churchill's kitchen. Wander for as long as you like before making your way out in your own time.
Churchill War Rooms
Houses of Parliament*
No. 10 Downing Street*
Foreign and Commonwealth Buildings*
Expert English-speaking tour guide
Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Churchill War Rooms
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
-**Guided visit inside the Museum and the War Room's is not included. Audioguides will be provided, and you're free to spend as much time in the Museum and War Rooms as you like.
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
This service ends at The War Room at 12:30 or 16:30.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour.
We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.
This is a physically challenging tour that involves a considerable amount of walking and stairs. We do not recommend this tour for customers with health conditions and recommend comfortable shoes for all guests.
Weather can be very changeable in London, please make sure you bring adequate rain wear if required.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
This tour operates with a maximum of 20 guests.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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