Private London WWII Tour | Imperial War Museum & Churchills War Rooms
Explore the dramatic history of World War II in London on this fascinating 3-hour private tour of the Imperial War Museum’s Second World War wing followed by the Churchill War Rooms. Begin with a guided tour of London’s Imperial War Museum, visiting the World War II collection and galleries, with color footage of the D-Day Landings, harrowing relics, and heroic stories of the Holocaust and the Blitz. Afterward, head to the Churchill War Rooms – the secret underground Head Quarters of the Prime Minister.
- Enjoy the personal attention of your expert private guide
- Visit the incredible Imperial War Museum
- Learn about the dramatic events of World War II
- See the interactive collections about the Holocaust and the Blitz
- Tour Churchill's secret underground bunker where he ran the war effort
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Meet your guide outside London’s imposing Imperial War Museum, for your timed entry private tour. The Imperial War Museum was built while the First World War was still raging, and is the most extensive war museum in the world telling the many personal stories of loss and courage of ordinary people who found their lives torn apart by conflict.
Your guide will take you to the newly installed World War II and Holocaust Galleries. The Imperial War Museum is the first in the world to house both these galleries under the same roof: you’ll be able to learn about the Blitz, the D-Day Landings – with color footage of the beaches – and how the war was playing out on all fronts, while the horrors of the Holocaust were being carried out. These vast and interactive galleries span two floors and contain many personal stories and accounts from real people from diverse communities. The collection contains 1,500 items from clothing to weapons, to letters that bring to life a war that affected millions of people from London to Russia, America to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, China, the Philippines, and all of Europe.
Next, take a taxi with your guide to the Churchill War Rooms. With LivTours’ priority access, go straight into this top-secret bunker that served as the Head Quarters of the British War machine. The Churchill War Rooms is a subterranean labyrinth of offices underneath Whitehall, the political epicenter of London. It was here that Prime Minister Winston Churchill along with his war cabinet of ministers, generals, and spy chiefs worked, lived, and slept during the agonizing months and years of the Second World War. This historic site has remained exactly as it was when the lights were switched off in 1945! End in the museum dedicated to Churchill’s extraordinary life, or exit with your guide.
- Expert private guide
- Guided tour of Imperial War Museum
- World War II Galleries
- Holocaust and Blitz collections
- Taxi ride between locations
- Skip the Line tickets to the Churchill War Rooms
- Guided tour of the Churchill War Rooms
- The Holocaust Galleries are not recommended for kids under 14
This tour focuses on WWII highlights only. If you prefer a tour that focuses on or includes WWI commentary, please contact our customer service team to arrange a custom bespoke tour.
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