Get a glimpse of what life was like during the Second World War at the Churchill War Rooms, part of the Imperial War Museums.
The Churchill War Rooms became the centre of operations for the British Government during the war and some of the most important decisions about the course of the war were made here.
Head underground to walk the top-secret corridors and learn about Winston Churchill, the charismatic British politician who inspired Britain’s finest hour.
What is there to see at the Churchill War Rooms?
Soak up the atmosphere in the Cabinet Room where Churchill and his key ministers met with heads of the British Armed Forces to make decisions that influenced the course of the Second World War. The discussions that took place in this room were so secret that the room would be heavily guarded during Cabinet meetings.
Chart the course of the war in the Map Room where the books, maps and calendars remain as they were the last time the room was used in August 1945.
Discover the stories of the hundreds of men and women who worked, ate and slept in the underground War Rooms as the bombs fell overhead.
To discover more about the history of Churchill himself, head to the Churchill Museum.
Personal items and historic artefacts tell the story of his extraordinary life. The interactive exhibits include recorded extracts from Churchill’s rousing wartime speeches, hundreds of letters exchanged with his wife Clementine and even one of his favourite cigars.
How can I get tickets to the Churchill War Rooms?
It is recommended that you book tickets in advance – book Churchill War Rooms tickets now.
Where are the Churchill War Rooms?
The Churchill War Rooms are located on King Charles Street in central London, not far from Number 10 Downing Street.
How do I get to the Churchill War Rooms?
The nearest Tube station to the Churchill War Rooms is Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle lines), which is a four-minute walk away. St James’s Park (Circle and District) is a seven-minute walk away.
How long does it take to walk around the Churchill War Rooms?
With so many things to see, you can easily spend at least two and a half hours walking around the Churchill War Rooms, including the Churchill Museum.
Prices and opening times
|Child ticket (5 to 15 years old)||£12.50 per ticket|
|Concession ticket||£22.50 per ticket|
|Adult ticket||£25.00 per ticket|
Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm.
Venue Details & Map
Churchill War Rooms
King Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AQ
- +44 (0)20 7416 5000
Facilities & Accessibility
- Access into the Building
- Flat routes from parking area to entrance
- Accessible Bathroom Facilities
- Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
- Accessible Communication Facilities
- Information available in audio format
- Information available in large print
- Booking Facilities
- Group bookings accepted
- Catering Facilities
- Event Facilities
- Breakout Rooms
- In house AV available