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Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps, King Charles St. | London SW1A 2AQ | Official website
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Imperial War Museum
  • Type: Museums, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.4)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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The life of the illustrious Winston Churchill, England's prime minister during World War II, is on display here. You'll get an insider's look at the War Cabinet Rooms, where Churchill strategized with his advisors even as enemy bombs fell on the city. Visitors will also learn the story behind the man of many great quotes: Some of the most famous include, "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire," and more seriously, "The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult." Though some recent travelers were initially skeptical of how interesting the rooms could be, visitors left fascinated by the biographical and cultural insight offered here. One TripAdvisor user says, "The War Rooms are an impressive example of careful and sensitive restoration and re-creation that gives the visitor a profound sense of what it was like during the war."

The Churchill War Rooms are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults cost £17.50 GBP (around $29 USD), seniors (older than 60) and students pay £14 GBP (about $23), while children younger than 16 can enter for free. (Note that ticket prices include a voluntary donation and free audio guide.) You'll find the Churchill War Rooms off the Westminster or St. James's Park Tube stations.

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