Monday, September 1, 2014

Churchill's War Rooms

One of the highlights of our trip was getting to visit Winston Churchill's War Rooms.  It was a rainy Monday morning as we made our way there, stopping to get a quick snap of Big Ben and get in line.  We were there right at opening time and had bought our tickets online so we got in quickly. They gave us a self-guided tour to listen to, but we preferred to just read, though hearing the voices of some of the people who worked with him and for him was quite interesting.  At the beginning there was a big room with lots of info on Churchill, his early life, his painting, his public speaking, his humor,  how others felt about working with him and displays all through the war years.  Scores of documents, letters and pictures to sift through.  It was very dark in there and I didn't take any pictures.  But I took loads of pictures of the reconstructed war room. The rooms were incredible, so life like.  It was fascinating, I'm glad we got there early because by the time we were through and we spent quite a few hours there, it was teaming with people and it would have been much harder to read all the information.
Big Ben, he had his faces cleaned while we were there

Churchill's bedroom

His dining room




Kitchen

Lady Churchill's bedroom

Map Room

Park Across the street from the war rooms


Radio Room

3 comments:

  1. I spent about 4 years living in central London, and never though to visit this. I really should have!

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  2. Fascinating! I had no idea that there was so much there to see. xx

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