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Churchill War Rooms

From £550

Experience Churchill War Rooms like never before with an exclusive private tour. 

Choose from an expert private tour with one of our experienced tour guides or upgrade your experience with our exclusive Director-level tours. 

Go behind the glass

A tunnel at the Churchill War Rooms

Gain behind-the-glass access and immerse yourself in the War Cabinet Room, which was used by Churchill, his War Cabinet and the Chiefs of Staff during the Blitz.

See the scratch marks still clearly visible on Churchill’s chair, made as he deliberated decisions which would alter the course of history – one of the many details you can only see with Cabinet Room access.

Explore Britain's information hub

Churchill War Rooms map room

Explore the Map Room, Britain’s global information hub during the Second World War.

Marvel at the pinholes on a map showing convoy movements in the Battle of the Atlantic and see the rationed sugar cubes, still intact after more than 70 years, when they were left behind by Wing Commander Heagarty after he and his staff finally departed the bunker.

The experience of a lifetime

IWM Churchill War Rooms Tour
© IWM, Churchill War Rooms

Visit Churchill’s bedroom and stand behind the original desk from which he delivered four of his speeches. Learn about his unusual lifestyle while discovering personal objects, including one of his original cigars up-close.

A behind-the-glass private tour of the historic Churchill War Rooms is an experience of a lifetime. Tours last one hour.

Choose your Tour Guide

Expert Tour Guide 

Take your private tour with one of our passionate and experienced tour guides who know Churchill War Rooms intricately and can guide you through the behind-the-glass space providing in-depth insight and extensive expertise.

Director-level Tour Guide

Upgrade your experience by taking your private tour with our exclusive Director-level Guides. We offer tours with former IWM Operations Director, Tim Strofton, or former Director of the Guards Museum, Andrew Wallis. 


Private tours must be booked and paid for in advance and are subject to availability.

The private tours last for one hour. 

Prices are per group, maximum 10 per tour.

Please do not wear shoes with sharp heels when attending the private tour. Any heel which covers an area smaller than a postage stamp can cause irreparable damage to our historic floors.

To book, please email [email protected] with your preferred date or call our Private Tours Team on 020 7091 3061.

Expert Tour 2024 Prices Director Tour 2024 Prices

Before hours

08.00 - 09.30

£650 £1200

During opening hours

09:30 – 18:00

£550 £950

Weekends/Bank Holidays

08:00 - 16:45

£650 £1200

After hours

from 18:00

£650 £1200

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