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Cabinet War Rooms, London

Cabinet War Rooms - London, United Kingdom
Cabinet War Rooms
King Charles Street, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2AQMap
Churchill War Rooms
+44 20 7930 6961
Neighborhood: Westminster/ St James
Overview

As the outbreak of war became ever more likely at the end of the 1930s, this maze of interlocking rooms and tunnels was constructed under civil service buildings close to the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. The purpose was to provide safe haven to government officials in the event of Nazi aerial raids. Thus, a sick room, dormitories, a refectory and even a shooting gallery were built. Winston Churchill held vital cabinet meetings and orchestrated military operations here throughout the war years, and in the Map Room you can trace the actual position of allied forces as they triumphed on VJ Day in 1945. Impeccably preserved, the Cabinet War Rooms convey the perilous atmosphere of wartime, and give a fascinating insight into the workings of the war machine. The rooms remain closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December.

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Cabinet War Rooms General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Westminster
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