Churchill War Rooms
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Why locals recommend it
This secret bunker under a bombproof concrete slab is where Winston Churchill directed the British effort against the Nazis. It’s fascinating and has been left exactly as it was, including Churchill’s bedroom, where he slept for much of the war. It’s extraordinary that until the ’80s it remained an official government secret. Get the audio guide—you don’t want to miss a thing. Afterward, walk over to Inn the Park, right in St James’s Park, for lunch or a beer. It’s lovely. Real political anoraks might like to know that this is the park in which politician Oliver Letwin used to empty classified documents into bins until a newspaper rumbled him.
Tips from locals
This is the bunker where English prime minister Churchill, during world war two directed his actions against Hitler.
Among the most fascinating and evocative of London's historic sites is the perfectly preserved nerve-centre from which Prime Minister Winston Churchill directed the British military campaigns and the defence of his homeland throughout World War II. Their Spartan simplicity and cramped conditions…
Among the most fascinating and evocative of London's historic sites is the perfectly preserved nerve-center from which Prime Minister Winston Churchill directed the British military campaigns and the defense of his homeland throughout World War II.
For history buffs and war enthusiasts this is a lesser known attraction - allow at least three hours to peruse the bunker, preserved as it was left the day Peace was declared, where Churchill oversaw WW2.