Winston Churchill & Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour

London, England (42)




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Winston Churchill & Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour

It’s time to go back to the 1940s. Big Ben no longer sounds. Air raid sirens are the norm. German bombing raids come under cover of darkness. The population lives with rations and restrictions. Many Brits lay down their lives in Europe and beyond. With your local expert guide, you will keep calm and carry on, learning about the British resolve and getting the inside scoop on the truth behind Westminster in wartime on this walking tour past our most important monuments- Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street and Whitehall. The Tour will end outside Churchill’s War Rooms, the strategic war room bunkers from where Winston Churchill and cabinet were to conduct their part of WW2- frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Winston Churchill & Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour at no additional cost

  • English Speaking local expert guide
  • Small group of max 15
  • Small Group guided tour of Westminster

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Winston Churchill & Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Gratuities
  • Food & drink
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Points Of Interest

  • 5 minutes: Painted green for the Houses of Commons, visit the bridge where WW2 bombs are still discovered to this day. Visited outside
  • 10 minutes: As the centre of British government, hear how parliament reacted to the looming threat from the Third Reich as the bell of Big Ben went quiet and the planes of the Luftwaffe filled the skies over London. Visited outside.
  • 10 minutes: With statues of icons from Mahatma Gandhi and Millicent Fawcett to Honest Abe, this square celebrates democracy in all its forms- something that was never so important as through the dark days of WW2. Visiting outside
  • 10 minutes: Dream of the last Anglo-Saxon king and a flagship of the Church of England, your guide will talk you through how this great abbey survived the Blitz with help from some local heroes. Visiting outside
  • 10 minutes: Home to the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall played a key role in the drama of WW2. Visit both the Cenotaph and Women in WW2 monuments to pay your respects to the brave men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom. Visiting outside
  • 10 minutes: The prime spot to get your photo with the mounted cavalry of the Queen’s Horseguards and official entrance to Buckingham Palace itself. Visiting outside
  • 10 minutes: This winding complex of underground offices became the epicentre of the government’s war effort as they scrambled to save Britain from invasion. We highly recommend booking entrance to the Churchill War Rooms for an immersive dive into the use of this sprawling complex during WW2. Your walking tour with us will end at 2.30pm just outside the entrance.

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels