This week’s Virtual Tour of the week takes us beneath the streets of Westminster to the Churchill War Rooms – the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill directed the Second World War.
About Churchill War Rooms
Winston Churchill is recognised as one of the greatest individuals to ever walk the course of British history, and nowhere is the scene of his finest hour better illustrated than at Churchill War Rooms.
History was made in this once secret underground bunker where Britain’s leaders plotted the allied route to victory during the Second World War. This historically significant building is not only an Imperial War Museum open to the public but also operates as a very special and unique venue available to hire for meeting & events.
Each room has been preserved and restored to look just as it did during the Second World War. Visitors can walk the same corridors as Churchill, peer into the room where his War Cabinet made their momentous decisions, and marvel at the complexity of the abandoned Map Rooms, frozen in time since 1945.
Three Must See Areas Of Churchill War Rooms
Transatlantic Telephone Room
The tiny Transatlantic Telephone Room was disguised as a private toilet. It is where Churchill used to speak in secret to the President of the United States, a brilliant example of the cutting-edge technology of the day. Click or tap on the above image to take the Inside View and step inside The Transatlantic Telephone Room yourself.
Cabinet War Rooms
The Cabinet War Rooms were the epicentre of the bunker. They were the underground meeting rooms that protected the staff and secrets at the heart of Britain’s government during the Second World War as Churchill and his inner circle plotted the route to Allied victory. Click or tap on the above image to take the Inside View and step inside the Cabinet War Rooms.
The historic Harmsworth Room features a stunning backdrop of a 1940s electric generator wall packed with switches and dials. Steeped in the atmosphere of a wartime bunker but with all the comforts of a modern venue. Click or tap on the above image to take the Inside View and step inside the Harmsworth Room.