Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms
4.5
Military MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
London’s Hidden Gem Housing the underground nerve centre where the British government directed the Second World War and the award-winning Churchill Museum, Churchill War Rooms is one of London’s must-see attractions. Walk the top-secret corridors and glimpse what life would have been like during the tense days and nights of the Second World War.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 9 min walk
  • Embankment • 10 min walk
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  • skippyyu
    11 contributions
    Amazing place to visit especially if you are WW2 enthusiat.
    Tour is mostly underground, so don't bring a huge backpack or a rolling trolley. Saw some people being turned away because of this. They were asked to store their luggage somewhere. Passageways inside are tight. Great insight even for someone who isn't a WW2 enthusiast.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 February 2023
  • bostonshovel
    North Reading, Massachusetts281 contributions
    Must see
    his is a must see. Last time in London we could not get in becasue we did not have presale tickets. We did purchase in advance this time and it was well worth it. You get to see the working bunker as it was during the war and see how the officers/civilians worked 18 hours a day. Great artifacts and experience to see.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Rodrigo S
    Frutillar, Chile4 contributions
    Nice war remembrance museum
    I had high expectations for an important museum for WW2. I think the story is week written for Winston Churchill at the museum. Plenty of details and material to know him more in detail. The war room itself is interesting but the part of Churchill life increases the result of a well constructed history.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Krissa
    Santa Barbara, California8 contributions
    Fascinating step back in time
    The Churchill War Rooms is a densely packed museum placing you back in the time of the Blitz in central London. Amazing what transpired in these rooms and the brave people who helped the cause. You can imagine the strain and stress of the time in these cramped quarters and gain great appreciation of the responsibility of Winston Churchill during those dark days. It was a remarkable experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Tee S
    California5 contributions
    Great for WWII History Buffs
    Well done self guided tour. Expensive, but part of ticket price is a donation to museum. Offers great insight into the "secret" war being waged against Hitler, underground 10 Downing street!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Christina M
    Burleson, Texas61 contributions
    Informative step back in time
    Rounding up to 4 from a 3.5. We went on a Sunday morning and it was quite busy--which is the primary reason for the 3.5. It would be nice if they were somehow limiting how many people were going through by staggering the admission. There were times that I couldn't not move because there were so many people around; that combined with being underground and in tight spaces, it became uncomfortable after a while. The audioguides were informative without going on for too long. It was nicely curated and you got a real sense of what daily life was like in the war rooms during WWII. Admission is pricey, which I would take into consideration as well. It is not for someone with only a casual interest in WWII history or general history.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Richard C
    781 contributions
    Ridiculously Expensive, Immensely Interesting
    In my many trips through London, I had never visited the War Rooms. After three years away, I made it a priority. If you're interested in the history and are filled with admiration for Churchill and all the people of Britain during the Blitz, it's worth seeking out and walking through the maze of hallways and converted storage spaces that became the center of the effort to win the war and maintain freedom. It's part of the Imperial War Museum, so the focus is on the history.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Leonie O
    21 contributions
    Very interesting museum
    Very interesting museum, good set up and audioguide. Price of tickets is high, but worth their price. We wandered around dor 1,5 / 2 hours. Interesting to see how WW2 was handled in the UK.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • murfb
    Raleigh, North Carolina81 contributions
    Very well-done Churchill museum
    I had seen the underground war rooms years ago on my first trip to London, but loved the new Churchill museum they had added. Learned so much from the interactive displays about this man's truly amazing life. Really well done. We bought tickets ahead of time an did not have to wait at all to get in at our appointed time.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • nozoeno
    Boston, Massachusetts174 contributions
    A definite visit to experience history!
    No matter where you’re from this museum has relevance. The war affected the world and even if it was long before you were born you should experience what happened in history. This preservation of historic events is a great self guided tour. They provide audio guides and the museum has plenty of hands on for children.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 March 2023
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Andrew G
26 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Very clean and tidy, friendly staff, free audio guide. The Churchill Museum was excellent, so was the rest of the attraction.
Clean toilets, we thought the cafe was small for such a popular attraction, seating was limited and this was not helped by the very slow clearing of tables.
The function space was not in use and could have been opened up for additional seating.
Written 24 February 2024
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pab
Peak District National Park, UK203 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Enjoyed it and lots to read about the main man. All very interesting and fascinating. What a career he had!
One tip. The museum is in the middle of the tour so make sure you leave at least half an hour to see it all when you leave that bit. 👍
Written 24 February 2024
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BernR
Danville, CA514 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Quite an experience to tour the underground command and control facility where the greatest wartime leader in modern history inspired a nation and its people to defy one of history’s evil men! Whew! Deep breath. Glad we went!
Written 23 February 2024
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Jon G
Birmingham, AL2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
If you are a Churchill fan or World War II history buff, this is a must see. Really cool to see the underground with the British planned and executed their strategies for WWII as well as a fantastic museum dedicated to the life of Winston Churchill. A great way to spend a half day in London.
Written 20 February 2024
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Simon F
60 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
We visited Churchills war rooms over the weekend with family. The attraction has a museum exhibition as part of the overall guides audio tour. Overall the experience was good with lots of information displayed with rooms as they were left back in WW2 days. As others have already mentioned the entrance price is expensive and therefore not the best value for money.
Written 18 February 2024
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Jay P
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam44 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
This is not worth place with kind of entry ticket price. Ticket price if 35 Pounds and just visiting small place with not so much value to ticket price being charged .
Written 18 February 2024
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Anthony B
Keighley, UK11 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely fascinating and insightful glimpse of an important part of world history.
Very well organised, interesting and moving.
Well worth the price and I’d recommend it to anyone
Written 17 February 2024
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Beanzbabe
Hampshire58 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Fabulous experience! Recommended for anyone interested in ww2 history. The audio tour was very good and kept us moving at the right pace. The museum is packed full of artefacts and information but most of all, the labyrinth of war rooms in particular the map room are a piece of modern living history. Highly recommend.
Written 17 February 2024
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C S
6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Excellent Museum with loads of history and interactive activities. The audio guide gave you so much detail into how the war rooms operated during the war, to really make it come to life. There was an added section dedicated to Churchill where you could explore his life.

The staff were very friendly and gave excellent knowledge on further parts of the museum and history of the time.
Written 14 February 2024
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Pamela
5 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Lovely museum in London ! Travelled with my family and the price was worth it ! It was a really great learning experience and the atmosphere was incredible too. The store was great with some amazing options and looking around was fun too !
Written 14 February 2024
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