Plan Your Visit
- Open every day from 9.30am - 6pm, including Bank Holidays. Last admission 5pm
- We are closed on 24, 25 and 26 December
- Very occasionally, we may need to close early or unexpectedly. Check our latest closure information before setting out
- Churchill War Rooms will be closed temporarily between 12.30 and 3.30pm on Wednesday 2 November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
- Please be aware that from Wednesday 26th October to Friday 28th October, a team of Conservators will be working in the Map Room as part of a project funded by the Dr Scholl Foundation. The Map Room will remain open as part of the Cabinet War Rooms experience during this period.
- Ticket prices
How to get to Churchill War Rooms
Nearest tube stations
- Westminster. Jubilee, District and Circle Line. 8-10 min walk.
- St James's Park. District and Circle Lines. 7-10 min walk.
Plan your journey with Transport for London.
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
Plan your journey with Transport for London.
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.
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.