London at War Tour

Full-Day Tour

Discover London’s Darkest Hour

Inside Two London Icons

Step back in time on this tour of two of London’s iconic World War II locations: Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul’s Cathedral. We’ll take you back to the days of the Blitz and share stories of survival and resistance for a sense of London life in the 1940s.

This Private Tour Includes

Meeting your private specialist guide at your hotel or apartment

Private interior guided tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Lunch recommendation and reservation made by us (food at your own cost)

Private interior guided tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral, including climbing the legendary dome

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Tour Details

Price

1-2 guests:
£610 by public transport
£995 with a premium chauffeured vehicle

3-5 guests:
£810 by public transport
£1195 with a premium chauffeured vehicle

6-10 guests:
£1150 by public transport
£1870 with a premium chauffeured vehicle

11-14 guests:
£1400 by public transport
£2120 with a premium chauffeured vehicle

For groups of over 14 guests, please email requests@totallytailored.com.


Time

9AM – 4PM


Meeting point

Your professional local tour guide will meet you at your hotel, apartment, or central London location. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge.


Availability

Monday-Saturday, year-round

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This tour doesn’t run 24th-26th December.
If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at requests@totallytailored.com


Not included

Lunch, transport


Languages Available

If you would like this tour in another language please email Requests@Totallytailored.com

Sample Itinerary

We Come to You
Your expert private guide will meet you at your hotel, apartment, or central London location.

See the Seat of Power at Churchill War Rooms
Your specialist guide will lead you through the underground bunker that was Churchill’s command centre during World War Two. See the famous map room (as featured in Darkest Hour), and learn the stories of what was said over the red telephone line to the White House.

Westminster at War
Enjoy exterior views of the landmarks of Westminster like the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and 10 Downing Street. Hear from your guide how ancient traditions adapted to the needs of wartime, including the habits of the Royal Family, as seen in the King’s Speech.

Lunch at a Location of Your Choice
Let Totally Tailored look after your lunch arrangements – just let us know your preference during the booking, and we’ll book something to suit you.

Wartime London: Bombed but Unbowed
Travel to St. Paul’s Cathedral, seeing the impact of the Blitz on London’s architecture. As you go, you’ll hear about the adventures that happened in the Blackout and see the marks of war that still survive in modern London. Trace the bomb damage on the side of the Royal Air Force church which has been preserved as a memorial.

St. Paul’s, a Symbol of Resistance
Enjoy a private interior tour of St. Paul’s with your guide, including a visit to the famous Whispering Gallery. Hear the story of its miraculous escape from a direct bomb strike and how it became an icon of Britain’s fighting spirit.

Advice and Support for the Rest of Your Trip
We like to stay in touch, so if there are any questions, big or small, for the rest of your trip, we welcome you to get in contact with our team. We’re always happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your tours private?

Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.


Are your tours suitable for kids?

Yes. Our tour guides are fun, dynamic, and experienced in managing (and entertaining!) groups with kids.


Do you accommodate large groups?

This tour is designed for groups of up to 14 guests. If you’d like to take the tour with a larger group, please email requests@totallytailored.com and we will do our very best to accommodate you.


Should I tip my tour guide?

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).


Have More Questions?

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