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London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

1. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a local expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

London: World War II History in London Private Guided Tour

2. London: World War II History in London Private Guided Tour

Great Britain was a key player in World War II and the memory of these dark times is still alive in the capital. Unleash your interest in modern history on this original tour, visit important sites and museums related to WWII, and learn about the events and personalities that shaped the course of the war. Choose the basic 2-hour option for a walking tour of WWII sites with an Expert-Guide. You can find many war monuments and memorials in London, such as the Royal Naval Division Memorial and the Royal Air Force Memorial, which commemorates the heroes who fought in the Battle of Britain You will also see the former War Office building, which served as a seat to the department of the British government responsible for the administration of the national army. Walk past the Cenotaph and admire the beautiful exteriors of the Westminster Palace which was significantly damaged during the WWII bomb attacks. Throughout the tour you will hear a lot about Winston Churchill, who was the British Prime Minister during WWII. See his statue in front of the parliament building and learn about his war achievements. It is a crucial piece of modern history! Choose the 4-hour tour to learn more about Winston Churchill’s life and career on a visit to the Churchill War Rooms. Thanks to skip-the-line tickets you can save time by skipping the queue to the ticket office. Explore the top-secret, underground centre where Churchill and the British government directed WWII. This is where some of the most important decisions were made, allowing Britain to achieve victory. Choose the 7-hour option to also visit the Imperial War Museum. Enjoy live commentary from the History Expert Guide as you explore 6 floors of excellent exhibitions on important events and personalities of World War I and World War II. Hear authentic stories of the British war heroes, from pilots to nurses, and see historic aeroplanes, armoured vehicles, military uniforms, and more. The museum also houses the Holocaust Gallery, which showcases in detail the extent of the Nazi crimes against humanity and the world's response. It will be an intensive experience that will answer any of your questions regarding the history of war and modern warfare.

London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

3. London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

On a private or shared group walking tour with an expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WWII. Learn about the British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. Start your tour outside the Monument to the RAF, which commemorates the individuals who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Meet your guide who will begin to tell you the history of the area, and about life during WWII. Together, travel through London visiting iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, as your guide tells you the impact of WWII and how Britain coped with the war. Finish your tour outside the Churchill’s War Rooms. Your guide will leave you here to explore if desired. Explore strategic bunkers from where Winston Churchill and cabinet were to conduct their part of WWII, frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

4. London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

This tour will be for all fans of the man voted the greatest figure in British history, wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. On this walking tour, you will explore the streets of Piccadilly, St. James and Westminster and visit places that played important roles in his life. Have a chance to sit on a bench with Churchill and his wartime ally, President Roosevelt. Everyone knows that Sir Winston Churchill loved his cigars, as well as various other vices. Visit the store which used to supply his cigars. Inside, there will be a hidden treasure of London which was used by the great man himself. Visit the home where Churchill lived as a young boy as well as Downing Street, where he lived as prime minister and see the church where he and Clementine were married in 1908. Nearby, you will see the most famous statue of Churchill and learn about the story of why it is there and what it represents, handily it is rather close to one of the pubs he used to visit and a good place to visit afterwards. The tour will end outside the Churchill War Rooms which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which you walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe. Tickets for the War Rooms will be included along with an excellent audio guide.

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What people are saying about The Cenotaph

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Richard was fantastic and such a pleasure! I feel like I walked away with tons of new knowledge all while having fun. I have already recommended to many others!

Richard was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and never lacked for an answer to any question we had.

Easy to follow, great value for money and a lovely way to amble around London