Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Churchill War Rooms

As well as doing a tour of BBC Broadcasting House, one other attraction we visited in London last December were the Churchill War Rooms.

Churchill's War Rooms


Second World War history is something we're both interested in and always being one to spot a bargain, the War Rooms are part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme so we changed some vouchers and got in for free.


During WWII, the rooms served as the bunker which housed Churchill, his wife, Clementine and top government officials providing them with a place not just to shelter but also a space to make important decisions about the war.

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms


The rooms are tucked away behind the Treasury building and entry to them even involves a baggage check (note: don't go there on the last day of your holiday and take your luggage with you). Once you're inside though, the whole pace is underneath the ground and you're free to explore all the corridors, rooms and nooks and crannies of the cabinet rooms.

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms


There's a heck of a lot of history on display; original documents, maps and papers sit alongside mannequins and models showing how war business would have been conducted at the time.

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms


As well as the bunker, the rooms are also home to the world's only museum dedicated to the life and times of Winston Churchill. That bit of the rooms is quite interactive with lots of things you can press or watch showing you everything he managed to do during his time in government.

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms

Churchill's War Rooms


It's a fascinating place to go and see, definitely worth a visit if you're interested in Churchill or war history!
 

4 comments:

  1. That looks blooomin exciting!

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  2. That looks like my kind of place, I love how much detail there seems to be in the displays!

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  3. This looks so interesting, definitely a place to consider next time I'm in London!

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  4. I really like the idea of the room layouts, it gives a nice atmosphere to the items, gives them a real history.

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