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Churchill War Rooms

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Leading from his bedroom

Churchill Bedroom
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Leading from his bedroom

Winston Churchill had his own private bedroom in the Cabinet War Rooms, located next to the Map Room. The Prime Minister was known to use it for work, to host meetings and not forgetting his hour-long afternoon naps. 

Notice the circles marked on the map opposite Churchill’s bed, these indicated possible landing sites for a German invasion.

Get up close to where the famous war leader slept and see where he had his most private of moments.

Highlights

  • Churchill's Desk
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    A Place to Work

    The desk was equipped with a microphone that linked to the BBC Broadcasting Room. Churchill made four speeches from this underground bedroom.

  • Cabinet War Room Churchill Bedroom
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    Luxurious Living

    Churchill’s bedroom was fitted wall to wall with carpet, the only room within the whole complex to have this luxury. A rare commodity, this denoted the Prime Minister’s seniority.

  • Cabinet War Rooms Churchill Bedroom Curtains
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    Cover Up

    The maps in Churchill’s bedroom could be covered by curtains should the Prime Minister host a visitor who wasn't authorised to view this information.

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