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Winston Churchill's London - A Very Small Group Walking Tour

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Learn all about Winston Churchill’s life on this very small and personal, history-themed tour. Pick from several convenient tour times, and set off with just your guide for company. You’ll see where Churchill lived as a child and as a young man, will discover where he purchased his suits, and will even visit his preferred cigar shop. Next, see the church where he married, admire 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. Then finish at the Churchill War Rooms where your guide will share its fascinating history.

You will have the option to visit the Churchill War Rooms after your tour concludes taking all the knowledge you have learnt to enhance your visit.

The Private version of this tour has achieved 100% Five Star Reviews, and is now available in this new smaller group option to enable more travelers to learn about Britain's greatest Prime Minister.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR England

Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, but his early years were spent in London. His father Lord Randolph Churchill was the son of the 7th Duke Of Marlborough, the family name being Spencer-Churchill we will start at Spencer House and the smaller house next door where a young Winston grew up. We will talk about his great ancestors, and his relationship to Diana Spencer, (Princess Diana)


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mayfair, London England

A walk around the most exclusive area of London.
This part of the tour focuses on the young, ambitious, war hero and bachelor Winston Churchill, keen to make a mark in the world.

We will visit his first Childhood home, Bachelor pad, and the home he set up with his Wife Clementine, plus a visit to some of his favourite tailors.

You will also have time to pose with Churchill and Roosevelt at the Allies Statue.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Savile Row, London England

This is where you go to get a bespoke Suit, Shirt, or formal wear.

Stop at Henry Poole and Co. This historic Saville Row Tailor has had a long association with the Churchill family. They made suits for Winston's father Randolph, and many for Winston throughout his life. (They produced the famous Pinstripe Suit in the Tommy Gun photo of Churchill.) Apparently Winston Churchill still owes the company some money, and the Tailors would always find Cigar Stubs in the pockets when suits came in for alterations.

Recently Henry Poole and Co were called upon to make Gary Oldman's suits for the movie The Darkest Hour.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's, St. James's, London, England

"I am a man of simple tastes; I am easily satisfied with the best." - Winston Churchill.

This exclusive shopping area in St James mainly caters to discerning Gentleman with deep pockets. This is where James Bond buys his clothes and Cologne! You will see many of the Sir Winston Churchill frequented shops, including those selling his preferred aftershaves, and even his favorite Cheese Monger.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Turnbull & Asser, 71-72 Jermyn St., W1 4 Davies Street, London W1K 3DL England

Churchill was a snappy dresser, but sometimes he needed something practical but comfortable when out in the grounds of his country estate Chartwell, or during the cold nights watching the bombs falling over London. Enter the 'Romper Suit' or 'Siren Suit' as it became known. Churchill trusted only one company to make these to his specifications, his shirt maker Turnbull & Asser.

This company was also the first company Prince Charles gave a Royal Warrant to.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: James J. Fox & Robert Lewis, 19 St. James's Street, London SW1A 1ES England

Sir Winston was hardly ever pictured without his trademark Cigar. His favorite brand was Romeo Y Julieta. On this tour you will go to the Cigar Merchant where he bought his Cigars, you can sit in his chair, and even sample a Cigar in the upstairs lounge!



Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Saint Margaret's Church on Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey 20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3JX England

On 12th September 1908 Winston Churchill married Clementine Hozier at this Church right next to Westminster Abbey. Known as the Parish Church of the House of Commons it was a regular place of celebration, memorial or thanksgiving during the life of Winston Churchill.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Across the road from the Houses of Parliament the statue of Sir Winston Churchill gazes at his beloved House of Commons.

Churchill was offered a peerage, and a Dukedome but turned them both down as this would stop him or his male descendants serving in the house. Let's pause here for a while and discuss the political life and anecdotes of this extraordinary man.



Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

A brief look at a Pub with a conncetion to all British Prime Minsters. The Red Lion.
It's no secret that Churchill loved a drink, and he also loved tradition.

This Pub has served every Prime Minister a drink including Winston Churchill. He certainly wasn't going to break that tradition!


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

The official residence of the Prime Minister since Robert Walpole.

This famous little street is known the world over. The door that Winston Churchill walked through as Prime Minster in 1940 is preserved and on display in the Churchill War Rooms.



Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Clive Steps Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England

The tour finishes at the Cabinet War Rooms, and Churchill Museum.
Your guide will give you details of this once Top Secret Bunker from which Winston Churchill directed the British side of WW2.

These secret map rooms are now open to the public, but it is strongly advised to book in advance if you intend to visit.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Laws and Guidelines will be followed to ensure safety
Inclusions
  • Guided tour


Exclusions
  • Entry to Churchill War Rooms
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill War Rooms


Duration
150 to 180 minutes

Return Details
Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ, UK


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