Ultimate Guide to Churchill War Rooms
Winston Churchill is one of the most famous Prime Ministers in British History. Leading the country through the tumult of World War Two, his iconic cigar always lodged firmly in hand, Churchill is considered by many to be a national hero. Find out more about him in our ultimate guide to Churchill War Rooms.
Secretly located underneath the Treasury, this was the underground headquarters of Winston Churchill’s War Cabinet and British High Command during World War 2. Highlights include the Cabinet Room where the wartime cabinet was held, and where clocks remain set to 4.58pm – the exact time of the first ever cabinet meeting. Look out for the scratch marks on Churchill’s chair at the end of the table, caused by his rings scraping against the chair’s arms as he tensely clutched them during pivotal meetings. You can walk around the war rooms, map rooms and visit a brilliant exhibition on Churchill’s life.
Westminster Station, (District&Circle and Jubilee Lines.)
Q Park Westminster, (0113 238 4200), Great College St, Westminster, London SW1P 3RX