Go underground for a reason other than catching the Tube and explore the Cabinet War Rooms, Winston Churchill’s labyrinth-like secret headquarters during World War II. Nestled below from the Blitz above, Churchill and his team used the War Rooms to chart action against the Nazis and ultimately changed the course of world history. Rooms along the tour are remarkably preserved, including the Map Room, where charts and books remain exactly as they were left in 1945. The tour, which includes a free audio guide, also touches on the man behind the image, shedding light on the influences and pressures that shaped Churchill – one of Great Britain’s most iconic leaders.
Tickets can be purchased on arrival for £17.50.
Meeting point: By the ticketing desk. The closest Tube station is Westminster on the Central, District, and Jubilee Lines.