Churchill War Rooms London, England

Now part of the Imperial War Museums, the Cabinet War Rooms were the meeting place of Churchill's War Cabinet during air raids in World War II. Located in Westminster in central London, they were in use 24 hours a day from August 1939 to August 1945. They opened to the public in 1984.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
741296
Names
Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms
Cabinet War Rooms
Address
1 Horse Guards Road
London, England
SW1A 2HQ
Coordinates
51.5020830° N, 0.1290280° W
Dates
1939-45

Location Map

Map showing the location of the Churchill War Rooms, London, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

1939
Churchill directs war effort from underground Cabinet War Rooms in London
1939
Churchill directs war effort from underground Cabinet War Rooms in London
1984
Cabinet War Rooms opened to the public as part of Imperial War Museums