Churchill War Rooms entrance (c) Phillip Perry
Churchill War Rooms entrance
(c) Phillip Perry

The underground headquarters of the British High Command during WWII, carefully preserved. Churchill would feel right at home here!

The Cabinet War Rooms were constructed during the dark days leading up to World War II, when concerns for the safety of political and military leaders in the event of a major attack on London prompted the building of this suite of underground rooms to act as a wartime command centre.

The site chosen for the War Rooms was the basement of the Public Works building on Great George Street, a site which had the advantage of being close to both Parliament and Downing Street.

About Churchill War Rooms
Address: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, Greater London, England, SW1A 2AQ
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: across from SW corner of St James's Park
Website: Churchill War Rooms
Location map
OS: TQ300 798
Photo Credit: Phillip Perry, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Nearest station: London underground station Westminster - 0.2 miles (straight line) - Zone: 1

Note: You can get Free Entry to Churchill War Rooms with the London Pass


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