Churchill War Rooms Tickets

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Opening hours

Open all year from 9.30am until 6pm. The last admission is at 5pm.

From the 1st of July until the 31st of August there is extended opening until 7pm with the last admission at 5.45pm.

The Churchill War Rooms are closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December.

How to get there

London Underground- the nearest underground station is Westminster, just one block away from the entrance to the Churchill War Rooms.

Bus- there are several bus routes into this area of central London, close to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

Hop-on hop-off bus- there are a number of tour companies that operate this service with most stopping along Whitehall, just a short walk from the attraction.


How much do tickets to the Churchill War Rooms cost?
An adult ticket (16-59) costs £22, a child’s ticket (5-15) costs £11 and a ticket for senior citizens (60+), students and those with a disability cost £17.60. There are also family tickets for one adult and up to three children costing £40, or two adults and up to six children cost £56.
What options are there for buying tickets?
There are three options available for buying tickets to the Churchill War Rooms. You can buy online, from the ticket office or with a London Pass. There is no difference between the online price and the amount you pay at the ticket office. However, buying online gives you the option to skip-the-queue and head straight to the security checkpoint.
Do I get a time slot to begin my tour?
When you buy your tickets online you are asked to choose a time slot, you should arrive shortly before this time. Once inside you can then stay as long as you like up until the scheduled closing time.
What is a London Pass?
The London Pass (or another alternative is the Explorer Pass) is a discounted ticket to save you money when buying tickets to multiple attractions. For example, if you buy a one day London Pass you have entry to four attractions including the Churchill War Rooms within walking distance of each other. This ticket also gives you unlimited travel on a hop-on hop-off bus for that day and costs £75, saving you £26 had you visited each venue separately.
When is the best time to visit?
The Churchill War Rooms are always busy and can have large numbers of visitors on a weekday similar to that of a weekend. The best option is to choose a time of day and not a quieter day. The attraction is at its quietest during the morning and in the evening. The best times therefore are from opening until noon or after 4pm.
How Much Time Do I Need?
There is a lot to see at the Churchill War Rooms, the recommended time is at least one hour to 90 minutes. Lots of visitors will easily take half a day over this tour as there is so much to see.

Must Know

Audio Guides
Every visitor is given a free audio guide with their entry ticket. This guide is available in several languages to enable visitors from around the world to enjoy the experience of their visit.
The Churchill Museum
This section of the attraction covers extensively the life of Winston Churchill. It provides visitors with the most important information about the man and the things he achieved for himself and for his country. The museum includes some interesting artifacts about the man, his life and his careers in both the military and politics.
The Cabinet War Rooms
This is where Churchill and his advisors planned out the military action during WW2. You can go deep underground to see what life was like in those war torn days beneath the streets of London. While you are visiting these historic war rooms you will be able to view some of the most interesting artifacts of Britain’s history during that period of time.
Life for those undercover in Churchill’s bunker
Another section of the war rooms allows you to discover what life was like for the ordinary staff members. This permanent exhibit details how people worked, slept and lived in these underground bunkers. There are historic objects, images and other information available to give visitors an in-depth idea of how life was for those people at that time.
The Map Room
This is one of the most popular locations within the Churchill War Rooms. While most of the historical information remains largely untouched since 1945 there is also a more up-to-date addition in an interactive table that allows visitors to use the information of the 1940s together with today’s technology to get a feel for controlling such a significantly important era in history.
Churchill’s Bedroom
This is a room that Churchill could spend some private time with his family, although in reality his family got more use of the room than Winston Churchill as he would spend most of his time while in the bunker directing his staff. The bedroom does give an interesting look at life for such an important family and their existence beneath the streets of Westminster.

Places Nearby

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is mostly renowned in recent years as being the venue for royal weddings. It is also where coronations and burials of past monarchs have taken place with 17 monarchs being laid to rest here and 38 coronations since 1066. The famous medieval abbey is also the burial ground of famous scientists, musicians and poets with Chaucer, Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens among those buried here. Sights to see here among the gothic architecture include Poets Corner, the statues, murals and paintings make it a treasure trove of Britain’s royal history.
The Guards Museum
The Guards Museum at Wellington Barracks, close to Buckingham Palace hosts a collection of historical artifacts spanning more than 300 years of the Foot Guards. The five regiments: Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards, along with the two mounted regiments of the Household Cavalry make up Her Majesty’s Household Division. These servicemen carry out royal duties guarding such places as Buckingham Palace.
Horse Guards Parade
Horse Guards Parade is the traditional entrance to the Royal Palaces and is guarded by the mounted sentries from the Household Cavalry. The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place at 11am every morning (10am on Sunday’s), this parade that last 30 minutes sees 12 soldiers on horseback arrive to replace the previous days guard. They are all immaculately dressed in uniform and this event attracts hundreds of visitors every morning. Another highlight of Horse Guards Parade is the ceremony that sees mounted sentries change every hour from 10am through to 4pm. located close to Whitehall it is also the setting for several military parades throughout the year. The large parade ground hosts the Trooping of The Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday.