Churchill War Rooms

The Cabinet Room at the Churchill War Rooms. Photo: Richard Ash. Image courtesy of IWM.
Explore the life and legacy of Winston Churchill at the Churchill War Rooms, near 10 Downing Street in central London.


Get a glimpse of what life was like during the Second World War at the Churchill War Rooms, part of the Imperial War Museums.

The Churchill War Rooms became the centre of operations for the British Government during the war and some of the most important decisions about the course of the war were made here.

Head underground to walk the top-secret corridors and learn about Winston Churchill, the charismatic British politician who inspired Britain’s finest hour.

What is there to see at the Churchill War Rooms?

Soak up the atmosphere in the Cabinet Room where Churchill and his key ministers met with heads of the British Armed Forces to make decisions that influenced the course of the Second World War. The discussions that took place in this room were so secret that the room would be heavily guarded during Cabinet meetings.

Chart the course of the war in the Map Room where the books, maps and calendars remain as they were the last time the room was used in August 1945.

Discover the stories of the hundreds of men and women who worked, ate and slept in the underground War Rooms as the bombs fell overhead.

To discover more about the history of Churchill himself, head to the Churchill Museum.

Personal items and historic artefacts tell the story of his extraordinary life. The interactive exhibits include recorded extracts from Churchill’s rousing wartime speeches, hundreds of letters exchanged with his wife Clementine and even one of his favourite cigars.

How can I get tickets to the Churchill War Rooms?

It is recommended that you book tickets in advance – book Churchill War Rooms tickets now.

Where are the Churchill War Rooms?

The Churchill War Rooms are located on King Charles Street in central London, not far from Number 10 Downing Street.

How do I get to the Churchill War Rooms?

The nearest Tube station to the Churchill War Rooms is Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle lines), which is a four-minute walk away. St James’s Park (Circle and District) is a seven-minute walk away.

How long does it take to walk around the Churchill War Rooms?

With so many things to see, you can easily spend at least two and a half hours walking around the Churchill War Rooms, including the Churchill Museum.

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Prices and opening times

Child ticket (5 to 15 years old) £12.50 per ticket
Concession ticket £22.50 per ticket
Adult ticket £25.00 per ticket

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm.

Venue Details & Map

Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps
King Charles Street
+44 (0)20 7416 5000

Facilities & Accessibility

Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
In house AV available

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