Winston Churchill's London At War. A Private Walk Through Britain's Darkest Hour

Join your own expert Guide on a private tour that explores Winston Churchill's life and journey to becoming Britain's War Time leader. Starting with his Childhood home this flexible and personalized tour will go on to visit the most important buildings and sites relating to World War Two in London.

From top secret MI5 and intelligence offices to the Head Quarters used by General Dwight D Eisenhower in the lead up to Dday. Many of the buildings key in WW2 planning and operations are now unmarked or used for non Government purposes, fortunately you will have a personal guide to share the hidden history and secrets from these buildings.

The final destination on the tour is the Churchill War Rooms, the top secret bunker and Map Rooms perfectly preserved and frozen in time. All maps and room items are original. Your tour includes Fast Track Entry.

Informative yet fun, and fully personalized for you by a 100% 5 star Reviewed Guide and Churchill Expert

per adult from

$265

NZD

Duration

3 to 4 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Entrance to Churchill War Rooms
    • Entry/Admission - Churchill War Rooms
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mayfair, London England

    The exclusive area where Winston Churchill first lived. His family home is still here, as is his Bachelor House and first Marital Home.
    On this part of the tour learn all about Winston Churchill's long and eventful Career and his path to British Prime Minister and War Time Leader.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Churchill And Roosevelt Allies Sculpture, New Bond Street, London W1S 4JU England

    The heartwarming statue of two friends and colleagues President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill commissioned to celebrate the friendship between the leaders and the two countries.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's, St. James's, London, England

    The St James area of London is home to Gentleman's Tailors, Private Members Clubs and WW2 Intelligence offices and departments including MI5. This area also has links with what became the CIA. Learn about WW2 Espionage and even a little about James Bond!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: James J. Fox & Robert Lewis, 19 St. James's Street, London SW1A 1ES England

    Visit the store where Winston Churchill bought his Cigars. You can even try out his favourite chair for a photo.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. James' Square, London SW1Y 4JU England

    Norfolk House. The secret London HQ for Dwight Eisenhower during the DDay preparations. It was here that the top level Allied Chiefs of Staff would meet to plan Operation Overlord.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, London London W1 England

    The former German Embassy. From 1936 to 1938 this was the office of Joachim Von Ribbentrop. SS Guards were stationed outside the Embassy and official cars flew the Swastika. Ribbentrop left in 1938 and became Nazi Foreign Minister

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

    This area has the highest concentration of important WW2 Buildings. From Admiralty House where Churchill lived as First Lord during the early days of WW2 to secret communications Centres, and Bunkers.
    This area is also home to the Ministry of Defense and the Old War Office. Your guide will unlock the history of these fascinating buildings.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England

    Downing Street the official home of the British Prime Minster will feature in this part of the tour, and stories of Winston Churchill's dangerous night time visits to the roof of the foreign office to watch London being bombed during the Blitz.
    Your guide will point out scarring on the buildings that were damaged during the air raids, and explain how this area held one of the biggest secrets of WW2.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Home of the House of Commons and Lords. During WW2 Large Air raid shelters were located under the square. Winston Churchill's statue dominates the southern end of the square, and your guide will explain why the statue is in this special spot.
    Churchill also addressed the crowds from the balcony of the nearby Ministry Of Health on VE Day. Look up at that balcony and imagine hearing that War in Europe was over.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Clive Steps Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England

    The final stop is the Churchill War Rooms. This was the secret HQ under Whitehall where Winston Churchill declared "from this room I shall direct the War"
    Your guide will give you an overview of the War Rooms, and ensure you have fast track access to skip the queues. You will then have as much time as you like to enjoy the Churchill Museum and Map Rooms.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    1-3 Arlington St, St. James's, London SW1A 1RA, UK
    Return Detail :
    Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • All UK Government Guidelines and requirements will be followed to allow this tour to be conducted.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Richards Tours

Activity ID: V-60273P39

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