Churchill War Rooms
Museum of the month
A group of basement offices in Whitehall was the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort during World War Two, a steel and concrete bunker designed to offer key figures protection from the bombing and keep the allied war plans on track. Known as the Churchill War Rooms, they were opened to the public in 1984 by the Imperial War Museum. This attraction, in the heart of Westminster, is a labyrinth of industrial underground rooms containing masses of poignant photographs, artefacts and stories.