Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

Part of London's Imperial War Museum, where you can get firsthand insight into political life in Britain during the Second World War.

Churchill War Rooms: Tours & Tickets

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Highlights of the Churchill War Rooms Tour

Part of London’s Imperial War Museum, here you can get firsthand insight into political life in Britain during the Second World War.

10 Downing Street
This has been the residence of all British prime ministers since 1905 and has become an iconic building for all visitors to London.

Houses of Parliament
Some of London’s most turbulent history has taken place between the Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster. Guy Fawkes, the fire of 1834.

Cabinet War Rooms
This is where Churchill and his Cabinet Ministers hid in while London was bombed during the Second World War, and where Britain’s military strategy against Germany was conceived.

Monument to Women of World War II
The bronze monument on Whitehall was unveiled in 2005 and recognizes British women’s potential in the workforce. In WWII, they were integral in the manufacture of munitions.

Insider tips

When is it open?

The rooms are open all year round except December 24th, 25th, and 26th. Opening times are 9:30AM to 6:00PM, with last admission at 5PM.

Is photography allowed?

You are allowed to take photos in the war rooms, but not in the museum.

Good to know

When should I visit?

Daily 9:30AM to 6:00PM, except December 24th, 25th and 26th.

How to get there

By tube: The Jubilee, District or Circle Line to Westminster, or the District or Circle Line to St. James’s Park.

Is it expensive?

Adult single tickets without donation start at £16.35. Discounts for groups available.

Will I need a guide?

It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.

What people are saying about Churchill War Rooms

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ticket experience was seamless, no waiting to enter the War Memorial
Excellent tour which is well planned and produced, definitely worth the cost. Having it located in the historic war rooms adds to the authenticity.

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour reviewed by Roland

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All of London wrapped up in one day but it moves At a fast pace.
Excellent tour that I would highly recommend. But, because Lending is such a busy city with lots of traffic, we found ourselves out of the bus and huffing it to the next venue. I love walking but it was difficult for some.

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour reviewed by Linda

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Really fascinating place with lots of interesting information
Thoroughly enjoyed this attraction. Felt a little claustrophobic by end of a trip around the building – mainly due to limited space and other guests creating bottleneck areas. I learned lots and loved hearing from people who were actually part of life in the war. I would definitely recommend this to any visiting London as easy to get to.

London: Churchill War Rooms Tour reviewed by Teresa

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great Tour Guide & the only way to skip the line in Churchill’s War Rm
The tour guide gave a great overview of the City of Westminster, things I wouldn’t have seen just walking through myself. Churchill’s War room doesn’t have guided tours or skip the line entry – except for this tour, as far as I could find. When we got to the entrance, there was a long line but we walked right in – spending the past hour touring Westminster rather than just standing in the sun.

WWII Westminster Walking Tour & Churchill’s War Rooms reviewed by Suzanne

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