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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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  • If you enjoy history this is the perfect place. I would recommend booking in advance and doing an earlier time slot as it does get busy fast. It took us 4 hours to complete it all. They offer free... 
    If you enjoy history this is the perfect place. I would recommend booking in advance and doing an earlier time slot as it does get busy fast. It took us 4 hours to complete it all. They offer free...  more »
  • So much information and the place even had an "atmosphere"! I could have spent a day there but my partner was not that interested. 
    So much information and the place even had an "atmosphere"! I could have spent a day there but my partner was not that interested.  more »
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  • Incredible amount of historical information. I found difficult to follow the audio-guide as the order of the display is not chronological and some signs are difficult to notice. Personally, I also found it slightly expensive (£27.50). However, if you are passionate about the Second World War, Churchill and British history, this museum is a must. It explains in detail the context around the Blitz and life in bunkers. Thanks to the very kind and helpful staff of the museum 👍😊👋👋👋
  • A must see for any World War II enthusiast, history buff, or someone just visiting London. The Churchill War Rooms are terrifically detailed and are a place where someone could spend hours, or even days. I came in wondering what to expect for the high admission cost, but was pleasantly surprised that I got my money’s worth. It was a terrific experience. Included is a free audio tour that is very comprehensive. The IWM volunteers are very respectful and informative, particularly in giving me a lot of interesting background about this map of Germany that the Allies used to carve up the country into regions of control.

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