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Winston Churchill Tours : London And South East England

Winston Churchill Tours : London And South East England Packages
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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This 3 Day Tour traces the life of Britain's greatest leader, Sir Winston Churchill.

On Day 1 We visit the places in Central London that were important in his life including Parliament Square and the Churchill War Rooms near Horseguards Parade.

En route, we will see many of London's famous sights.

On Day 2 We visit the magnificent Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, where he was born and the picturesque Bladon village, where he is buried. We also have the option of visiting Oxford in the afternoon.

On Day 3 We visit Chartwell House, in Kent, the place where he spent most of his adult life and where he raised a family with his beloved wife, Clementine. This tour can be run in any order and indeed can be broken down into three separate days.

Explore More About Attractions Related to Winston Churchill in London:

Winston Churchill lived a long and active life, so there are hundreds of places associated with Winston Churchill in London. We have narrowed down this list to the places we think are most strongly associated and can (at least sometimes) be visited by the public.

A visit to each place provides a slightly different piece of the puzzle to understanding this significant but complex figure. For each attraction, you will provide the address, history, association with Churchill, and tips on visiting.

The easiest way to get around in London is by walking (if nearby) or using London public transportation such as the Underground (the “Tube”) and bus system. If you plan to use public transportation to travel around London.

Blenheim Palace

One of the main London sites associated with Winston Churchill is Blenheim Palace where he was born. Considered a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 is actually located on the outskirts of London in Oxfordshire and is the residence of the Duke of Marlborough and his family. Blenheim Palace is a gorgeous country house with numerous gilded State Rooms and priceless collections of portraits, furniture, sculpture, and tapestries. The stately home is a Grade I listed building that sits on 2000 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

St. Margaret’s Church

St Margaret’s Church is located next to Westminster Abbey near Parliament Square and is another major London site associated with Winston Churchill. He had many moments at St. Margaret’s Church including his wedding to Clementine Hozier on 12th September 1908. Originally founded by Benedictine monks in the 12th century, St Margaret’s Church is a beautiful and serene place. And while the building has had extensive reworks throughout the ages, it still retains much of its original character forming part of a single UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey.

Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom including the House of Commons and the House of Lords. And this is another of the major London sites associated with Winston Churchill as he spent much of his political career in this magnificent building from the early 1900s to the mid-1950s. The Palace of Westminster often just referred to as the Houses of Parliament was originally built circa 1016 but was then demolished in 1834 due to a terrible fire. The Palace of Westminster was then rebuilt in 1840–76 and architecture style is considered a perpendicular gothic revival.

10 Downing Street

As Prime Minister, Winston Churchill resided at 10 Downing Street which is the official headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury. The Georgian building a short distance from the Palace of Westminster is over 300 years old and contains approximately 100 rooms.

Churchill War Rooms

Another of the major London sites associated with Winston Churchill is the Churchill War Rooms. Managed by the Imperial War Museum, they provide visitors with a glimpse into the British command headquarters during the Second World War. Constructed under the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster, the Churchill War Rooms are beautifully preserved.

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