Churchill War Rooms Tour

HOUSED IN WHAT WAS ONCE THE BASEMENT OF THE TREASURY BUILDING, THE CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS WAS THE NERVE CENTRE OF WARTIME BRITAIN , A MAKESHIFT BUNKER, WHERE MORE THAN 300 CABINET AND DEFENSE MEETINGS WERE HELD; TOP wartime INFORMATION PASSED THROUGH THESE VERY ROOMS. TODAY IT IS A REMARKABLE AND UNIQUE TIME CAPSULE, MUCH OF THE WAR ROOMS IS DISPLAYED JUST AS IT WAS WHEN THE SPACE WAS LOCKED UP AT THE END OF WWII IN 1945.

A private tour of the Churchill War Rooms with a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide will allow you to delve deeper into this defining moment in British history. Your guide will reveal the significance of specific rooms, share personal stories of those who worked there, and connect the events of World War II to the present day.

As you move through the War Rooms, your expert guide will help you to:

Step back in time: Descend into the labyrinthine underground complex and be transported back to World War II. Imagine Roosevelt’s voice crackling through the Transatlantic Phone Room or Churchill and his advisors strategising amid the hum of machinery and hushed conversations.

Explore history in every corner: The meticulously preserved rooms are filled with original maps, furniture, and equipment including the code-breaking Enigma machine. Walk through the Map Room and see the very tools used to plot the course of the war.

Discover Churchill the leader & the man: Immerse yourself in the life of this iconic wartime Prime Minister. See his personal office, the now-famous red telephone, and even his spartan bedroom where he plotted the course of the war through long nights. Learn how he came to be a style icon, read his less than positive school reports and letters from his wife Clementine and witness his state funeral which was an historic event in its own right.

Go beyond the obvious: A tour of the Churchill War Rooms with your London Blue Badge guide goes beyond the obvious, benefiting from your guide’s insider knowledge you’ll get a deeper understanding of the fortitude of the British people, Churchill’s resolve in the face of adversity, how international cooperation ultimately led to victory and the legacy of the war in contemporary Britain.

As with all Blue Badge Tourist Guide private tours, you can tailor your tour to your specific interests. You also have added flexibility – you can stop to linger at a particular spot, you can ask as many questions as you like, share your thoughts and observations. You’ll be informed and entertained and have the undivided attention of your guide throughout.

This is a half day tour but could be part of a London in WWII full day tour experience. See the outside of HMS Belfast, learn about rationing in WWII, and how VE Day was celebrated in Trafalgar Square plus much more.

 

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If you require a guide with a private car to conduct your tour please tick above. This will send your request to one of our driver guides who are UK licensed, registered and insured.

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