Plan Your Visit

9:30am – 6pm



Churchill War Rooms
Clive Steps
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AQ


How to get to Churchill War Rooms

Nearest tube stations

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Nearest train stations

See the National Rail website for further details

Visiting us by bus

  • Bus routes: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 109, 148, 159, 184, 211, 453

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Visiting us by car

There are not any designated parking spaces for visitors to the Churchill War Rooms but metered parking is available in the local area. Charges apply from 8.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Parking in the local area is controlled by the London Borough of Westminster. There are also two car parks nearby:

Abingdon Car Park
Great College Street, SW1P 3R

Trafalgar Car Park
Spring Gardens, SW1A 2BN

The Churchill War Rooms is within the London Congestion Charge zone. The daily Congestion Charge rate is £10.00. Please visit the Transport for London Congestion Charge website for further details on how to pay the charge.

Visiting us by coach

There are not any designated coach parking spaces for coaches visiting the Churchill War Rooms and coach parking in the area is limited. There is a good coach parking map available from Transport for London to help you plan a coach visit. The Royal Parks permits coaches through St James's Park and Hyde Park only if they purchase an advance drive-through permit.

Visiting us by boat

You can get to Westminster Pier by the regular boat tours operating throughout the day on the River Thames. The pier is roughly an eight-minute walk from the Churchill War Rooms. For more information on the variety of operators serving the River Thames please visit:

Walking and cycling

There are three Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme docking stations near the Churchill War Rooms on Storey's Gate, Victoria Embankment and Abbey Orchard Street. See the Transport for London cycling website for details. Visit the Sustrans website for further information on London Cycle Routes.

The Churchill War Rooms is situated near the Thames Path, one of London's key routes connecting more than a hundred attractions including more than 30 museums, a dozen parks and gardens, 21 historic monuments and seven art galleries. See the Thames Path website for more details.

How long will you stay?

We recommend you give yourself at least 90 minutes to look around the Churchill War Rooms. However, with our on-site café and the amount of information to be found in the Churchill Museum, lots of people come for half a day or more.

Audio Guides

The audio guide provides insight into Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms. Featuring highlights for this historic setting, it provides insight into Churchill’s life and the decisions he made which changed the course of history. Audio guides are included in your admission price and you can choose between a variety of languages, (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese and Mandarin), a family guide and a descriptive guide for visitors with visual impairment.


Regrettably we have no cloakroom and as our corridors are narrow we ask visitors not to bring in rucksacks or other large items, such as suitcases.

Eating and Drinking

The Café is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Hot food is served until 3pm.


Accessible toilets are available.

Shopping at Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms's shop provides a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, clothing and accessories, posters and stationery, souvenirs and gift ideas.

For our younger visitors we have an exciting range of games, toys and souvenirs as well as a selection of children's books. There are also educational resource materials and children's activity books on sale.

You can also browse our range of products on our Online Shop.

Things to see and do in the area

The Churchill War Rooms is only a 20-minute bus ride from IWM London or HMS Belfast. It is also close to a wide range of famous tourist attractions including Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. St James's Park is also on our doorstep.

For further information about places to visit and where to stay, see Visit London.

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