But one people miss that I feel is a must-see, is Churchill's War Rooms. One of the Imperial War Museums, it's actually a secret underground compound that was used during WWII as the headquarters for the core of the British government, and it has been preserved and restored to look as it did when it was in use. The machines used to communicate, the boxes, the pens, the maps. It's like you've walked into a time warp back to the 1940s.
|Not my picture...I don't think you could take any inside.|
It takes a few hours to walk through the museum, but taking the time to see this fascinating exhibit is worth it. I'd also recommend getting the audio guide; it explains a lot that the the posted plaques don't have room for.
So, if you find yourself in London and a spare afternoon, please take the time to see Churchill's War Rooms. They're fairly close to Westminster, and even in the middle of summer when London is swarming with tourists, it wasn't terribly crowded.
Have you been? What did you think?
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