Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ; Adult £22, Child £11, Members Free
Winston Churchill’s underground wartime bunker, Churchill War Rooms, will be opening its doors once again to visitors on Saturday 1 August. With a reduced capacity, this is a fantastic opportunity for Londoners to beat the usual summer crowds and enjoy an intimate visit to this subterranean world from which Churchill conducted the Second World War.
Entry tickets need to be booked online in advance and the website includes details of what measures will be in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
Churchill War Rooms was the underground nerve centre that allowed Britain’s leaders to plot the allied route to victory during the Second World War. Visitors can step back in time and navigate the top-secret corridors to learn about those who lived and worked here round the clock and see rooms as they were left when the lights were switched off in 1945. Highlights include the chance to see where Churchill and his key ministers would meet to make important decisions about the course of the war and the Map Room where the German progress and retreat was carefully plotted. There is also the opportunity to learn more about the life of the Prime Minister in the permanent Churchill Museum.
For more info and to book tickets head over to www.iwm.org.uk
Operation Black Door, Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ; 26 November 2020; £35
Enter the secret world where your decisions could change the course of history. It’s the height of the Second World War. You are needed as part of Churchill’s top-secret workforce for a covert mission in his hidden headquarters, deep under the streets of Westminster.
Take part in this brand-new immersive after-hours experience within the labyrinth corridors of Churchill War Rooms and solve a series of unique challenges to see if you have what it takes to defeat the enemy.
Uncover the secrets of Churchill’s wartime bunker and encounter figures from the past as you explore the rooms where real wartime history happened. Experience Churchill War Rooms like never before with Operation Black Door.