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London: Westminster Walking Tour with Churchill’s War Rooms

1. London: Westminster Walking Tour with Churchill’s War Rooms

Explore the World War II history of London’s Westminster district and discover the secret bunker that Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his government used during the German bombing campaigns. Home to undercover and often underground bases for governments in exile, Westminster suffered especially badly during the blitz and was awash with espionage. Your unique tour starts with a walk around some of London’s most historic sites, such as 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. End at the Cenotaph, built as a memorial to the First World War and now the UK’s primary national war memorial. Along the way, see the statue of Sir Winston Churchill and the monument to the Women of World War II, hear about governments and monarchs that were forced into exile in London as Germany overtook the nations of Europe and more. Then, it’s time to head to the wartime bunker of the Churchill War Rooms. Tour the Churchill Museum and learn about the maze of underground rooms that were used to plot and plan war strategies. Although your guide will not accompany you inside, you'll be able to browse the War Rooms at your leisure and hear fascinating facts from your audio guide as you wander round. Experience what life was like for those that worked in the dark rooms and how they deciphered enemy communications and created maps of the army’s movements. Learn about the primitive sun lamps that were used to get sufficient levels of vitamin D and how even the families of those that worked there couldn't know what they did for a living. Explore the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill and hear authentic audio of his inspiring wartime speeches. Discover fascinating stories about Churchill’s private and public life, from his love of his wife to his special relationship with President Roosevelt. You’ll even see the original door to 10 Downing Street that he walked through after becoming prime minister. The war rooms have been preserved exactly as they were on the day the lights were switched off in 1945, with signs that indicated the weather outside. As you venture deeper into the labyrinth, discover how life continued underground, from top-secret conversations between Churchill and Roosevelt in the Transatlantic Telephone Room, to simple domestic concerns in Churchill’s kitchen.

London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

2. London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

Explore the incredible sights of London on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Follow your guide passed sights like Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and Downing Street.  Start the tour in the beautiful area of Green Park and then head on to Westminster. Marvel at the amazing Buckingham Palace, home to the Royal Family, peer into Downing Street, residence of the Prime-minister, and watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.  Journey passed the stunning Westminster Abbey, the historical Big Ben tower, and the Houses of Parliament. Stroll to the Queen Victoria Fountain, Trafalgar Square, and Pall Mall. Enter the Churchill War Rooms and learn the rich history of the place from which Churchill directed the Second World War. Uncover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital hours working and sleeping at the Cabinet War Rooms.

London: Winston Churchill and World War II

3. London: Winston Churchill and World War II

Learn the devastating history of London during World War 2. Discover how one man carried a nation’s weight of expectation on his shoulders, as London was mercilessly bombed by the Nazis, Winston Churchill plotted victory from the streets of London and operations room in Westminster. Hear about London during the Blitz, the courage of ordinary people in the face of terror, and see the city through the eyes of the iconic Prime Minister. Use old photos and incredible stories to invoke the famous Blitz Spirit. On your journey into the heart of Westminster, take in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Downing Street, and Whitehall, see war memorials, a bomb escape hatch, Churchill’s statue, and more.

London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

4. London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

You will start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of London, one of Europe’s most-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace before heading to Westminster, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Then, you will proceed to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After all this, you will head to the Churchill war rooms. Here you will discover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital working and sleeping hours from 1938 onward at the Cabinet War Rooms. You will see historic images, objects and interviews with the men and women who worked in the underground hideaway, revealing what it was like to work in secret alongside Winston Churchill during the Second World War.

London: World War II History in London Private Guided Tour

5. London: World War II History in London Private Guided Tour

Stroll through London on a guided walking tour to find out how this city played a key role World War II. Retrace the history of these dark times and learn about the events and personalities that shaped the course of the war.  Choose from a 2-hour option to key sights, a 4-hour option that includes skip-the-line admission to the Churchill War Rooms, or a 7-hour option that gets you skip-the-line admission to the Churchill War Rooms and a guided tour of the Imperial War Museum.  Select 2-hour option and explore war monuments and memorials in London with your guide. Stop at sights like the Royal Naval Division Memorial and the Royal Air Force Memorial, which commemorates the heroes who fought in the Battle of Britain.  See the former War Office building, which served as a seat to the department of the British government responsible for the administration of the national army. Walk past the Cenotaph and admire the outside of Westminster Palace which was damaged by bombs during WWII. Hear about Winston Churchill, who was the British Prime Minister during WWII. View his statue in front of the parliament building and learn about his war achievements.  Pick the 4-hour tour to learn more about Winston Churchill’s life and career with a visit to the Churchill War Rooms. Save time by skipping the line to this popular attraction. Discover this top-secret, underground center where Churchill and the British government directed WWII. Take the 7-hour tour to visit the Imperial War Museum on a guided tour. Walk through 6 floors of exhibitions on important events and personalities from WWI and WWII. Listen to authentic war hero stories and see historic airplanes, armored vehicles, and military uniforms. Learn about the extent of the Nazi crimes against humanity in the museum's the Holocaust Gallery. Have all your burning questions about WWII answered during this unique experience. 

London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

6. London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

On a private or shared group walking tour with an expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WWII. Learn about the British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. Start your tour outside the Monument to the RAF, which commemorates the individuals who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Meet your guide who will begin to tell you the history of the area, and about life during WWII. Together, travel through London visiting iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, as your guide tells you the impact of WWII and how Britain coped with the war. Finish your tour outside the Churchill’s War Rooms. Your guide will leave you here to explore if desired. Explore strategic bunkers from where Winston Churchill and cabinet were to conduct their part of WWII, frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

7. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a local expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

Palaces, Parliament & Power: London's Royal City

8. Palaces, Parliament & Power: London's Royal City

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting monarchs (including a Sewer King!), Prime Ministers, Guy Fawkes, Lawrence of Arabia, and possibly some secret agents... On our walking tour we'll travel through Westminster, London's Royal City. We'll visit palaces, including ones you might not have known were even there, the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Winston Churchill's secret underground bunker, the most beautiful Royal Park in all of London, and we'll also discover why you should never eat a fish that you've stolen from a monk's pond! The walking tour begins outside Embankment Station exit (River Thames side), ends near to Green Park Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two and a half miles. Ticket sales will be limited to circa ten attendees, to ensure maximum enjoyment for everybody on the tour.

London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

9. London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

This tour will be for all fans of the man voted the greatest figure in British history, wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. On this walking tour, you will explore the streets of Piccadilly, St. James and Westminster and visit places that played important roles in his life. Have a chance to sit on a bench with Churchill and his wartime ally, President Roosevelt. Everyone knows that Sir Winston Churchill loved his cigars, as well as various other vices. Visit the store which used to supply his cigars. Inside, there will be a hidden treasure of London which was used by the great man himself. Visit the home where Churchill lived as a young boy as well as Downing Street, where he lived as prime minister and see the church where he and Clementine were married in 1908. Nearby, you will see the most famous statue of Churchill and learn about the story of why it is there and what it represents, handily it is rather close to one of the pubs he used to visit and a good place to visit afterwards. The tour will end outside the Churchill War Rooms which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which you walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe. Tickets for the War Rooms will be included along with an excellent audio guide.

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What people are saying about Churchill War Rooms

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based on 7 reviews

This tour was outstanding and our guide, Thora, was excellent! We covered a lot of ground and the tour guide was very accommodating and was able to answer virtually every question the group had. The tour was well planned and at a pace that everyone could enjoy. There was plenty of opportunity for pix and we learned a lot throughout the walking tour. Once the walking London tour was completed, we were directed to the Churchill War Rooms and given our tickets for entry. This was definitely a "must see" experience and provided significant insight as to the impact this complex had on WWII. I highly recommend this tour.

Great experience overall! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. He spent a lot of time answering questions and peaking our interests in the details, which was perfect for my teenagers. Finding the meeting point was a little difficult but we figured it out. Better signage would’ve helped.

The tour was amazing! Super interesting, full of fun facts, great pace. Had a lot of fun and also learned a lot! Christopher is an excellent guide. Would recommend 100%.

Nathan was AMAZING! Our day was so incredible, he had so much information and we enjoyed our tour so much!

Richard really knows his facts! His insights, humor and enthusiasm were perfect for our tour.