Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms, London

Churchill War Rooms
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • History 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
Discover the secrets of the Second World War in the underground nerve centre where Churchill and his war cabinet lived and worked.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
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 • 8 min walk
  • Embankment • 10 min walk
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Glover123
Yeovil, UK74 contributions
Great museum which is not promoted as much as it should be
May 2021
Very enjoyable experience looking at a dark time in this country's past. The electronic guide was very thorough in giving you all the information you need about the different rooms and what it would have been like to work and live in the rooms. The Churchill museum part was filled was so much information about the great man and the events at the time. The shop was filled with many gifts (mostly over-priced) and book. Definitely would recommend for families to learn about what happened during the War.
Written 18 June 2021
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Simon D
Chester, UK19 contributions
Recommended but check what else is happening
Jun 2021
We have just returned from a 3 day trip to London. The highlight was a booking made to visit the War Rooms on our last day (Friday 11th June). My girlfriend has visited 3 times previously but for me it was a first. I was really looking forward to it especially after her enthusiasm, and whilst my visit wasn't ruined I did feel it was rather spoilt. The premise of the museum is a faithful recreation of Churchills war rooms, as they were, during and at the end of the war. Why then does someone see merit in placing an art exhibition in many of the rooms - mostly in the middle of the viewing glass, thereby obscuring the view especially for photographs. Most pictures were placed on huge wooden easels and one had to peer around then to see into the room - thank goodness it was not busy.
Whilst the curator may feel the importance of displaying art is justified, you must remember what the public are paying for - that is to see the rooms not an art exhibition. There are a number of areas in the museum where art could be displayed and monitored by staff if security is an issue. I feel the whole art display was an oversight on the museums part and it tempered my enjoyment. If I wanted to see pictures there are hundreds of places I could have gone to in London. I enjoyed my visit but feel cheated on the whole experience of the 'war rooms'
Written 15 June 2021
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Jonsey11
2 contributions
Great
Jun 2021
Love this place. Came about 10 years ago and it has not lost its charm. Well worth a visit if around the area
Written 11 June 2021
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Andy N
Sproatley, UK63 contributions
Very impressed
Jun 2021
Thought it might have been a little cramped and stuffy but I was wrong. Very interesting initial impression of the War Bunker but opened out to a fantastic, informative Churchill exhibition. All on one level, covers all aspects of Churchills life. A must for fans. Much larger than I expected so give yourself around 2 hours.
Written 7 June 2021
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ALAEssex
United Kingdom24 contributions
Brilliant
Jun 2021 • Family
Really interesting perfectly preserved insight into the heart of government during WW2. The audio guide was good and they have done quite a good job of arranging a covid safe route although at one T junction better signage would have helped. Teenage son found it interesting also, which is always a plus!
Written 5 June 2021
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Gemma
2 contributions
Worth a visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
I’ve been to central London many times and this was my first time visiting Churchill’s war rooms. I would definitely recommend a visit, very informative and a interesting place
Written 31 May 2021
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Kostie
Manchester, UK91 contributions
War rooms - V for Victory
Apr 2021 • Family
What a great place, walk back in time to uncover this historic moments of WW2.

Such an amazing place and definitely worth a visit
Written 31 May 2021
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isabella a
Mongolia22 contributions
We had to pre book tickets & got a slot 10 to 10:30
Sep 2020
We had to pre book tickets & got a slot 10 to 10:30. Went straight in no queue & area around pretty quiet for Central London so easy to socially distance. Hand alcohol gel used on entry & had to wear a mask. Floor clearly labelled with markings to socially distance. Was given a hand set u put the number of the display your looking at in & gives u a commentary. Definitely worth a visit, I thought I knew a lot about Churchill but learnt so much more. Was amazing to see the war rooms, map rooms, his medals, uniforms personal processions, sleeping & dining quarters. The place is huge so we must have spent at least 2 1/2 hours here. Very easy to go from one exhibit to next, all flat & on one level & easy to keep your distance. Lots of various types of displays to interact with or sit & watch documentaries. Loved it & well worth the money, shop on exit is reasonably priced too.
Written 24 May 2021
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DaveBealing247
Ballycastle, UK179 contributions
Churchill war rooms
Jun 2020 • Couples
Brilliant. I am very interested in this subject, a great experience, too much to see in one visit, well worth a visit. A great place to visit
Written 20 May 2021
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Albert Gonze
Paris, France18 contributions
Boring
Aug 2020
I excpected much more entertainement, animation. It is definetly not a place for children, they get rapidly bored.
Written 20 March 2021
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