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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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  • We visit Churchill ‘s war rooms. It was fascinating to step in to the time capsule that is the war rooms. It was amazing to see the rooms I had read about so many times. Took a couple hours to go thro...  more »
  • Highly recommend this exhibit! Very cool to see, but buy tickets ahead of time!! At least an hour long wait to get in without pre-purchasing tickets for a specific time.  more »
  • There were huge queues to get into this museum. Fortunately we had booked in advance so we could fast track. I'm frankly not sure why it was so popular. It was nicely laid out and interesting to see t...  more »
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  • Great museum on the war rooms of the WWII, but the main part is actually on Churchill's life. Got to learn a lot! It's easy to spend 3-4 hours there. It took maybe 90 minutes to do the whole tour (with reading everything) of the war rooms. Constructive feedback: They need to fix their ticket system. Even if you buy them online for a specific date and time, we ended up in a 45 minute queue under the rain (well, nothing surprising there). There was another queue for people without tickets that was about the same length. In their defense, I think the whole buy-your-ticket-online-in-advance was new.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit on Saturday 14 April. Only problem was the time we had to queue even though we had tickets. I would suggest same system as used at Buckingham Palace which has specific times for the visit. Once inside it was a delight. Extremely informative and huge, including a museum showing Churchill’s life. Nice cuppa in the cafe too.
  • A true slice of British wartime history. Gives a real insight into what it must have been like down there. Museum part is insightful. The tour with it's audio guide is great. Some parts drag a bit but overall a great experience. This is somewhere I'm glad I visited, but feel it's somewhere I would only need to visit once. Queues can get pretty long, I recommend you book online direct with the museum as this allows you to queue in a shorter faster queue and during certain times of the year you can pick a timeslot which really helps.
  • BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE. You get to jump the line and this can be good especially in cold weather. Great museum that not only outlines Churchill during the war but also many other figures. Also goes through how he got to power and other parts of his life. Amazing how well everything was displayed. Not to crowded as they limit the number of people in the museum at one time.
  • Just a jaw dropping immersion into the history of WWII. Totally worth the challenge of getting in. Definitely book this a few days before, perhaps early in the day. It is really two museums. The war rooms capture the drama of life at the center of the war and the large exhibit/museum of the life of Churchill really quite engaging and fascinating. We spent much more time than we expected. The kids were quite interested too.
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