Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, St James, London SW1A
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Unbeknown to many during the Second World War, a small underground bunker in Westminster, was the secret location where Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet staff met to coordinate Britain’s effort during World War II. The Churchill War Rooms now form part of a fascinating museum, with the bunker open to the public and an opportunity to take a private tour. Many people are surprised that the rooms are so small: like a warren, the underground rooms are connected by narrow corridors.
Everything in the rooms is laid out exactly as it would have been while Prime Minister Churchill and his senior ministers analysed intelligence, pored over maps and made decisions affecting the stability and future of Britain. You can see the furniture, books, phones, and original maps with coloured pins indicating battles lost and won.
For history enthusiasts, the Churchill War rooms are a fascinating place. There is an opportunity to view many of Churchill’s personal papers, photographs, and even his clothes. You can also learn more about the personal habits of the man that helped to shape the world we live in today.
The attraction is open from 9.30am-6pm every day, and tickets cost £18 for adults and £9 for children between the ages of 5-15. Children under 5 are free and concessions are available.
Nearest tube: St James – 2 minute walk
Westminster – 4 minute walk
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