9am to 10am

Churchill War Rooms

£47.25 (Includes entrance fee of £32)

Join our expert guides for a fascinating early-bird tour exploring highlights from the War Rooms.

Starting before we open to the public, this tour covers what it was like to live and work beneath the streets of London during the Second World War, navigates you through the secret corridors, and explores more about the character and actions of Churchill himself. The ticket price covers all age groups for this experience.  

Explore with an expert

Tour group pictured with guide at Churchill War Rooms

This guided tour will:

  • allow you to delve deeper and ask questions,
  • start your trip before opening hours,
  • explore a selection of the War Room’s key features and objects, and
  • be a small group experience.

Tours will leave promptly, so please arrive in good time, and will last around one hour. You will also receive an audio guide to explore the War Rooms further in your own time. IWM Members price available. 

Churchill War Rooms Private Tours

Experience Churchill War Rooms like never before with an exclusive private tour. Gain behind-the-glass access and experience the exhibits up close like never before.

Read the book that inspired our tour.

Secrets of Churchill War Rooms book cover

This magnificent new volume gives you exclusive access to those War Rooms, bringing you closer than ever before to where Churchill not only ran the war - but won it.

Jonathan Asbury is the author of the official Churchill War Rooms guidebook, as well as guidebooks for HMS Belfast, IWM London, IWM North, and IWM Duxford.

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Churchill waving to crowds in Whitehall, London, as they celebrate VE Day, 8 May 1945.
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How Churchill Led Britain To Victory In The Second World War

Winston Churchill became Britain's prime minister on 10 May 1940. As he was later to write: 'I felt...that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial'.

On the very day that Churchill fulfilled his life's ambition, Germany had, that morning, invaded France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, inspects a 'Tommy gun' while visiting coastal defence positions near Hartlepool. 31 July 1940.
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