Rainy Day Activities: Step into history in the Churchill War Rooms

Westminster, London

Delve underground into Churchill’s War Cabinet Rooms and uncover the secret location which housed the Prime Minister during WWII.

This secret underground bunker in London’s Whitehall is where Sir Winston Churchill and his wartime government met during the Second World War. Previously abandoned after the war, these once-secret war rooms are now open to the public with over 300,000 visitors arriving every year.

Within a maze of underground rooms, you will witness first-hand where Churchill’s team would eat and work; where Churchill himself would sleep (on occasion as he disliked sleeping underground); and broadcast his famous war speeches. You can also see where he would hold confidential talks with his American counterpart, President Roosevelt, in the Transatlantic Telephone Room. This vital piece of British history is unlike any other attraction in the country, and has to be seen to be believed.

Churchill War Rooms are open everyday (except 24-26 December) from 9:30am till 6pm. Tickets should be booked online due to popularity; family and group discounts are available.

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