Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms, London: Hours, Address, Churchill War Rooms Reviews: 4.5/5

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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maziejane
england56 contributions
Good experience
Oct. 2021 • Family
Lots to see and learn about during the visit.

Some parts aren't as interactive for younger kids but our older kids enjoyed learning.

The second part where the rooms were set up is great to see.
Written October 18, 2021
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Milt001
Channel Islands49 contributions
War time history
Oct. 2021
Anyone with an interest in Churchill or WW2 should visit this location. The rooms are just as they were during the war.
Written October 17, 2021
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Helen G
Mansfield, United Kingdom14 contributions
Very good
Nov. 2020
Have a see when you go in, long walk back if you need it later! Really informative. If not interested in Churchill's life you can miss this hall out and concentrate on ww2.
Written October 16, 2021
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gotravelyolo
London, UK5 contributions
Literal chills
Aug. 2021
I've read about it, even seen some pictures online, but being there really makes you aware of the past and just live what they lived.
Written October 15, 2021
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Susan2395
Munich, Germany119 contributions
Atmospheric
Oct. 2021
A real sense of history and how difficult and basic life was 80 years ago and how brave people were.
Written October 14, 2021
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Gary S
4 contributions
informative attraction
Oct. 2021
A really interesting and informative attraction, spent over two hours here, I would recommend using the free audio guide as it tells you so much
Written October 8, 2021
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Trey C
Alberta, Canada205 contributions
Excellent tour
Sep. 2021
The Churchill War Rooms were super interesting. At £25 it is a little expensive. Bought ticket in advance online to ensure entry and an audio tour tells the stories when you are there. The space itself is underwhelming, but there are original artifacts, and the history and importance is exceptional. Highly recommend for those into historic stories and sites.
Written October 6, 2021
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Emma W
Norwich, United Kingdom15 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyable museum!
Oct. 2021
I was really looking forward to this visit and was not disappointed. The museum itself is well thought out and there is so much to see that i dont think i saw it all properly and will have to visit again.

Very interesting to see the conditions that the staff lived in and the displays about Churchill's life and achievements were great.

However, i did have an issue with a couple of things. Firstly, there were far too many people being allowed in. For a place like this you need time and space to be able to see and read everything properly. Sadly many times i felt like i was being forced to move on because i became aware of other people very close behind me. Especially in the churchill exhibition; too many people wandering in too many different directions made it difficult to get to all the exhibits and again i felt rushed.

Maybe a one-way system guiding people round would work much better.

Secondly, the cafe is very small for the size of the museum. I think i was expecting more from the menu as well. Hardly any choice and to be honest i'm not sure this can still be blamed on covid.

Those issues aside it is still definately worth a visit and i would recommend.
Written October 6, 2021
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kathy m
14 contributions
One of the BEST EVER!!
Oct. 2021
Second time to visit this outstanding museum. Best suited for those interested in in depth overview of Churchill. Best for those who can listen attentively and read though a parent willing to help 'interpret/summarize' could provide a child with an amazing introduction to Churchill. We spent 4+ hours 10 years ago and 4+ hours this week and still have more to soak in and learn. Highly Recommend.
Written October 5, 2021
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Valoha5
Vancouver, Canada72 contributions
Super Cool!
Sep. 2021
This is really a MUST!
I didn't know about this museum but a friend kept on us to go, so we did.
One tip our family has for our traveling friends out there: Take a good 3 Hours to see everything.
We went at 4:00pm and regretted not going earlier. It is a very detailed museum and it closes at 6:00pm on the DOT! The employees basically chase you out the door at 6:00!
We thought it quite odd but that's how it is at the Churchill War Rooms.
I wish we would have known how detailed it was and we would have reserved an earlier time slot.
Anyhow, what we did see, we loved and it was a super cool experience.

Written October 5, 2021
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