Darkest Hour - Parliament and Churchill War Rooms Private Tour

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Duration - 4 hours

INR 19,121 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Spend a day in the political heart of London in Whitehall and Westminster with this tour that visits the mother of all Parliaments where modern the democracy movement got underway and evolved over centuries followed by a tour of Parliament Square and then on to the Churchill War Rooms where the fight against tyranny was overseen.

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09:30

INR 19,121
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

We will visit the House of Lords (Upper House), House of Commins (Lower House) and the original Westminster Hall... learning the history following in the footsteps of The Queen, Lord’s and Ladies as well as great leaders such as Churchill, Lloyd George, Thatcher and Blair.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK

Another term for the Houses of Parliament. Originally a Royal Palace before it became the Parliament we have today and you'll find out all about it.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Parliament Sq, London SW1A 0PW, UK

The majestic upper chamber of the Houses of Parliament. It's beautiful purple benches, ornate wood carvings and gold encrusted throne is where each year the Queen opens Parliament.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA, UK

The very famous lower chamber of Parliament where figures such as Lloyd-George, Churchill, Thatcher and Blair amongst many others have spoken at the Dispatch Box as you'll have seen on television.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having left Parliament, we will visit nearby locations relating to Parliament, Churchill, WW2 and Democracy.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Our tour ends at the Churchill War Rooms with an audio tour of the preserved bunkers from which Sir Winston Churchill ran the war. You will see the famous battle map rooms, briefing areas, his personal bedroom and spaces as well as enjoying the interactive room... all deep below the streets of Westminster.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Terms & conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Live Guide in Parliament and Parliament Square, Audio Guide in War Rooms
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.

Inclusions

  • Blue Badge guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Westminster
  • Entry/Admission - House of Lords
  • Entry/Admission - House of Commons
  • Entry/Admission - Parliament Square
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill War Rooms

Departure time

09:30 AM


Departure point

Portcullis House, London SW1, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
We can meet you at any Central London hotel or alternatively from outside Westminster Underground Station, right next to Caffe Nero.


Recent reviews

Primrose1801   3rd November 2019

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I booked tickets for this because my husband is military history buff. I wouldn’t particularly have chosen to go myself but I actually really enjoyed it. The audio guide that it provide is excellent and gives you the flexibility to go at your own pace, choosing as much or little as you want to learn about. It was a well put together experience and I learned a great deal. Definitely recommend it.

Matthew_M   8th March 2020

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Guide Martin Emery was expert re Parliament and Churchill and his commentary on landmarks and history during walkarounds was first rate. He knows and loves his subjects which immensely enhanced our tourist experience.

212traceyd   28th December 2019

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We had a smooth and stress free day exploring Parliament and the War Rooms. Martin shared so much wonderful information and history and got us exactly where we needed to be to enjoy line-free access to our tours. Highly recommend this tour if you want to enjoy some one-on-one attention and be spoiled by a local that knows the ins and outs of London!

bbiskup   1st January 2022

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Stephen is the most knowledgeable tour guide! He is a master historian and we appreciated his communication before, during, and after our tour. He tailored our experience to our needs and provided suggestions for activities that suited our group! Having an ACTUAL person contact me about the tour right away and communicate through the whole process was invaluable. The tour had to make some changes because of changing Covid restrictions and thanks to Stephen, we felt confident in the process. We were extremely disappointed the Parliament closed to tours, but Stephen made the most of it by showing us sites we would have never seen on a bus tour. One person in our group who has made many trips to London said this was the best tour he has ever taken. I'm confident any tour provided by Stephen would be excellent.

glenn_smith4   6th November 2018

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This was my second visit to the war rooms and I found it fascinating. I used the London pass and it took forever to get in as those who had prepaid were on a separate and priority line.

sharonlF9138IU   17th February 2022

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Bought for my husbands birthday, the day exceeded our expectations. We were met at our hotel by tour guide Kevin, who’s knowledge and passion of historical London was inspiring . We look forward to more tours in the future. Many thanks for a memorable day. The Lloyds

Carla_D   28th February 2020

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Stephen was so knowledgeable about every aspect of our tour. We had an amazing experience and enjoyed every minute of it!

449renaed   30th July 2022

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Stephen was brilliant. My husband is a fan of Churchill so our tour was catered to his historical interest- my husband was thrilled. Besides the war history around Westminster, we visited several neighborhoods to experience some more colorful things, like where certain nobility have their tailored suits made and many interesting tidbits that kept the tour from feeling like a history lecture. We both enjoyed every minute and have already recommended this tour to others.

Rande_B   5th June 2022

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Kevin was an outstanding tour guide! His enthusiasm and knowledge was incredible! He was delightful!!! Highly recommend!!!

peter32172653   26th January 2020

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Me and my wife had an amazing tour. Houses of Parliament were fascinating better then we both hoped. We got so lucky with our guide Kevin, he is so incredibly knowledgable, friendly and so passionate about London’s history. Would definitely recommend Kevin and will ask for him In the future.