- Churchill War Rooms
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line tickets
The discussion will focus on Prime Minister Winston Churchill, including his crucial role in the fight against the Axis Powers and his ability to cement the 'Big Three' Alliance with Russia and the United States. We’ll take in the famous Map Room, the techniques used to communicate with the outside world, and examine how the Cabinet War Rooms remained operational for six years.
Interested in a different tour in London? See our offerings such as the Tower of London Tour or our British Museum Tour.
What is a small group tour?
The London Pass does include access to the War Rooms, but not skip-the-line, which is essential in order to take full advantage of the three hours. Because of this, pre-purchased tickets are required.
We generally spend about one hour in the War Rooms. If you are interested in a more in-depth, exclusive visit, we can arrange private visits before and after hours to the Churchill War Rooms. Contact us for more information.
Imogen Rumbold is a retired solicitor living in London. She is the mother of 3 children, now grown up, but not so long ago that she cannot remember what it is like to be in children’s company! Originally called to the Bar in 1979, she then swapped sides to become a solicitor and partner in the law firm of Lawrence Graham (now Gowlings WLG), and thereafter as a partner in the niche City shipping practice of Lax & Co. Practising as a shipping litigator led to quite a lot of travel, to such places as Russia, Bulgaria and land-locked Switzerland. In 2018, Imogen retired to devote herself to guiding, thus indulging her interests in history without quite abandoning the law. She is a fully qualified tourist guide and holds the coveted Blue Badge, which permits her to lead tours in London, the Cotswolds, Bath and Stonehenge, amongst other sites. She loves sharing London with visitors, the capital city where she has lived and worked for over 40 years. She gets just as much pleasure from guiding children as she does from guiding grown-ups. Come and visit!
Paul was one of the youngest ever Blue Badge Guides to qualify since the profession of Blue Badge Guiding began. He is a descendant of the Shaw & Hardwick family of architects who worked in London throughout the entire 19th century and his father's family worked on the Thames for over 150 years. He loves to share the history with modern day London as much as possible in all of his tours.
Peter is a London native whose biography reads like a picture postcard book of the capital. Born ‘within the sound of the Bow Bells’, he spent his formative years as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, was a John Carpenter scholar at the City of London School, and went on to complete two degrees at the London School of Economics. While studying for the ‘Knowledge of London’, London’s legendary taxi-driver test, he worked as a driver on the city’s iconic red Heatherwick buses. He loves sharing his unique insights and observations of his home town with visitors from around the world.
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