Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Entry to Churchill War Rooms

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Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Entry to Churchill War Rooms
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Discover Westminster’s Second World War sights with a knowledgeable guide and visit the fascinating Churchill War Rooms, an underground network of bunkers that served as the government wartime offices. The 2-hour walking tour includes little-known war tales and tidbits of London history as well as facts about the much-loved maverick leader Sir Winston Churchill. Learn of his life and legacy on an audio tour of the Churchill War Rooms' museum and cabinet rooms. The tour also takes in top London sights such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
November to March:
Monday and Saturday

April to October:
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
Highlights:
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Led by a Blue Badge guide
Small group ensures personal service
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Greet your guide at a central London location and embark on an explorative walking tour of London’s WWII-associated sights. Receive an interesting introduction to the impact World War II had on the English capital, and see buildings partially destroyed by the devastating Blitz bombing.

Marvel at iconic London attractions like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street, and then capture photographs beside a statue of deceased British prime minister, Winston Churchill.

Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England

Bid your erudite guide a fond farewell and descend into the Churchill War Rooms to explore the underground labyrinth independently. Pop in your audio guide to hear of how the network served as hastily constructed government offices during World War II; listen to audio recordings of Churchill’s inspiring war time speeches an delve into every aspect of his life as you explore the Churchill Museum.

Next, navigate the underground maze of the war rooms and hear of top-secret conversations that changed the course of history. After enjoying the war rooms for as long as you like, return to sea level and continue exploring London at your own pace


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Passing by

Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

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Inclusions

  • Professional English guide
  • Audio guide
  • Entrance Ticket and reservation fee for the Churchill War Rooms
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill War Rooms

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Westminster Pier, Westminster, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Returns To

Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unable to accommodated strollers and baby carriages
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Wonderful tour. Guide was well informed and interjected humor where appropriate. The churchill Wonderful tour. The guide was well informed. The group was just the right size so that everyone had ample opportunity to ask questions. The Churchill War Rooms were awe inspiring. Could really picture the activities going on in those desperate times. Recommending to friends as a must experience activity.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Our guide made the modern area of London go back in time with his stories. His energy and knowledge made for a fun walking tour. And then the Churchill War rooms are an amazing step back to WWII
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Richard was a y knowledgeable guide. This tour gave a good overview of everything going on in the Westminster area. Good info on both Churchill and other historical facts. The war rooms were enjoyable.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2019
We loved our walking tour in preparation for the Churchill War Rooms. He was so full of knowledge and was able to give us so much interesting information before going to the War Rooms. He was funny and very helpful. We loved this tour!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
My husband and I really enjoy WWII history. This was a fantastic tour in and around Westminster and Parliament square. The tour was easy to locate and the guide, Richard, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging (we actually had him for two tours!). The War Rooms are an experience all on there own and the benefit of doing the walking tour and admission is you’ll escape what is likely a lengthy queue no matter the time of day. Highly recommended for anyone interested in WWII history, Winston Churchill and even the basis of a lot of history surrounding parliament’s beginnings.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
David was an awesome guide. He was very funny, intelligent, and informative. He is an asset to your company. Churchill's war rooms was a must see visit!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Nathan our guide was a fantastic guide full of information- historical and frivolous (but interesting) antidotes.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Very informative. We saw many things we did not expect to see, such as 10 Downing Street. The guide was extremely knowledgeable.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
I like this tour so much. We like history so it was just perfect for us. Our guide was very knowledge and well prepared
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Robert is a terrific tour guide! Not only does he know ALL about Churchill’s life, challenges, and victories, he also presents his story with enthusiasm, suspense and humor. It’s a really fun and educational experience with Robert! 🥇👍🏼
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Gavin was an excellent guide. He kept it interesting, enlightening and never boring. He kept to the timetable so we had ample time in the War Rooms. What a gem and fun person with whom to spend 80 minutes.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
We had been told to visit the Churchill War Rooms upon our visit to London. We have had great success in previous trips booking tours through Viator and decided to add to the Churchill experience and book a tour, which included entry into the War Rooms and museum. Nathan was an excellent guide, very knowledgable and kept the group interested and entertained. We enjoyed this experience very much.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
I would recommend this tour for those visitors that enjoy history. There is a lot of information that our guide, Robert, presented and it was done in an interesting way. although, this is my third visit to London, I still saw a couple of places that I hadn't been to before. There is a fair amount of walking and our tour went at a brisk pace due to pouring rain. I consider Churchill War Rooms one of the best museums in London, but really a lot to view in one trip. It was a bonus to skip the line for the museum. This tour gets a strong recommendation from me.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Anyone interested in WWII history must take this tour. Karen was our guide and did a great job blending facts with first hand stories.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Thanks Michael for making this tour a memorable one! We loved this historic walking tour of London! Micheal talked about things that we would otherwise never had known. It's great to have someone passionate about the city to give you lots of details above and beyond the norm. We especially enjoyed the Churchill War Rooms as Churchill is one of my husbands heroes! He was an amazing man, who helped win the war! We always use Viator and always get a the 5* treatment! We are never disappointed!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide was very knowledgable. He shared lots of interesting information both historical and current day about the sites we saw. He moved at a good pace for everyone. He was a little difficult to hear when he turned his head away from the mic occasionally. The Churchill War Rooms are a must for anyone visiting London to see.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We took this tour at 2 pm on September 7th 2018. This detail is included because I do not recall the guides name but he was excellent. Very informative as we walked the Westminster area. The quality of the head sets we were given to listen to his tour was high. We had fast track access to the War Rooms allowing us to by pass the very long entrance lines.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018
Our guide, Josh, was not only knowledgeable but delightfully entertaining. We would request him again.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2018
Georgi did a great job walking us throughout the neighborhood and narrating important aspects of politics, culture, sights, etc... If you are looking for a great 2 1/2 hour learning experience this is your opportunity and she is your guide!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
A really fun way to learn about Churchill's London during WWII. Josh, our guide was interesting and very engaged with giving us the best experience possible.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2018
This was a great tour! Our guide Josh was very engaging, and entertaining. It was very informative and well worth it!
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
This was the perfect tour to see the sights of Westminster. Danielle, our guide, was fabulous! Her knowledge and enthusiasm were amazing! We really got to see and learn about Westminster Abbey, Parliament and Big Ben to name a few of the many places seen. Churchill War Rooms are a must see....great way to see them as you can take the audio guided tour on your own at your pace. Highly Recommended!!
• Submitted 20 Dec 2017
The historic walking tour of London including the Churchill War Rooms was wonderful. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
Excellent walking tour! Learned so much about Churchill and the surrounding area. Highly recommneded!
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
November to March:
Monday and Saturday

April to October:
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
Highlights:
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Led by a Blue Badge guide
Small group ensures personal service
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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