Churchill War Rooms
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Fri Jan 11 2013
The Churchill War Rooms are dedicated to the life and achievements of former British prime minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965). There's much on his political career, and many of his trademark props – including a cigar and his red siren suit – are on display. Perhaps more interesting are the less well known details of Churchill's life, such as his previous occupations as a soldier and a journalist, and his personal interests; he was a talented amateur painter and enjoyed going to the races. Original film footage, photos and recordings are innovatively displayed and the centrepiece of the exhibition is a 50-foot-long computerised timeline that allows you to discover what Churchill was doing and saying – and what significant political events were unfolding – at any point during his life. The War Rooms are Churchill's underground wartime headquarters from 1939 to 1945, preserved as they were left in August 1945. Visitors can also see Mrs Churchill's bedroom, and Winston Churchill's quarters, from which he addressed the nation. An audio guide is included with admission.
Churchill War Rooms King Charles St
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Old-fashioned romantics are invited to step back in time, and to travel underground, after dark for a taste of the 1940s. Perfect your triple step or practice the jitterbug with the London Swing Dance Society and DJs from the Vintage Mafia. Meet Major...
History, Military and maritime, Things to do
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Personal accounts provide a picture of daily life beneath the streets of London in this exhibition about the lives of people who spent WWII underground and in secret alongside Winston Churchill. The exhibition begins by looking at the conversion of underground...
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Why not escort your intended to the preserved-in-aspic Churchill War Rooms for this 1940s-themed late event? There will be dance workshops led by the London Swing Dance Society, while Vintage Mafia provides DJs and a pop-up bar the drinks and snacks.