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Wartime London small group tour

London
| 3 hours

Overview

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Category: Tours
Duration: 3 hours
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

Pass through Whitehall, where along the way you’ll see the statues dedicated to notable Allied figures including Churchill, Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, as well as several monuments dedicated the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph- the site of Britain’s national war memorial.

Pass By: Parliament Square, Westminster, London England

Pass through Parliament Square en-route to Whitehall, where along the way you’ll see the statues dedicated to notable Allied figures including Churchill, Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt at Grosvenor Square and Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris at St. Clement Danes Church, as well as several monuments dedicated the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph - the site of Britain’s national war memorial.

Pass By: Victoria Embankment, London England

Pass by Embankment and see the Battle of Britain Memorial. It was unveiled on 18 September 2005, the 65th anniversary of the Battle, by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The core of the monument is a number of scenes, not just of the Battle of Britain itself, but also related topics of both military and ordinary life at that time.


Stop At: Aldwych Tube Station, Surrey Street, London England

Take a short walk from the Waldorf Hotel to the now disused Strand Station, a former air-raid shelter.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: St. James' Square, London SW1Y 4JU England

See the building where ‘Operation Overlord’ wad planned, including the Allied landings on D-Day – the largest air, naval and land operation in history.

Pass By: Park Lane, London England

Pass by Park Lane to see the Animals in War Memorial. The memorial was designed by English sculptor David Backhouse to commemorate the countless animals that have served and died under British military command throughout history. It was unveiled by Princess Anne in 2004.

Stop At: Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London England

Take a short guided walk around Grosvenor Square. See Eisenhower HQ, the old American Embassy, the Roosevelt Statue and the Eagle Squadrons Memorial.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
See Downing Street, where Neville Chamberlain famously broadcast the British declaration of war on Germany
See where Sir Winston Churchill delivered his VE Day speech to a jubilant British crowd
Compare wartime photos of key landmarks with their modern-day appearance
Listen to original news broadcasts from the day as though you are witnessing history
Feel the atmosphere of the 1940's with a vintage musical soundtrack
Compare images of key locations in the Blitz with their modern-day alternative
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Admissions

Location

Meeting point
The Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar House, 17-19 Cockspur St, St. James's, London SW1Y 5BL, UK
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