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Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour

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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.

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Stop At: Westminster Bridge, London England

Painted green for the Houses of Commons, visit the bridge where WW2 bombs are still discovered to this day.
Visited outside

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

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.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

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

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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Small Group guided tour of Westminster
  • English Speaking local expert guide
  • Small group of max 15
  • Private Tour if Private Tour option selected

  • Gratuities
  • Food & drink
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill War Rooms

1 hour 30 minutes

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

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.