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Battle of Britain Bunker

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Address: 11 Group Operations Room Wren Avenue | off St Andrews Road, Uxbridge UB10 0FD, England
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+44 1895 238154
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The only original Battle of Britain RAF Fighter Group Operations Room open...

The only original Battle of Britain RAF Fighter Group Operations Room open to the public. The Operations Room, in reality a series of rooms on 2 levels some 60 feet (18m) underground, is reached via 76 steps. The plotting room with its large map table, squadron display boards, balloon and weather states, is exactly how it was when Winston Churchill visited on 15th September 1940

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A Fabulous History Lesson

I was very surprised by the size of the "Bunker" once inside, a real "Tardis", extremely well maintained and preserved, our historian Chris was extremely knowledgable and provided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very surprised by the size of the "Bunker" once inside, a real "Tardis", extremely well maintained and preserved, our historian Chris was extremely knowledgable and provided a captivating speech outlining the history and importance of this unique venue. They are in the process of building a fantastic new visitor centre which i look forward to visiting upon completion.... More 

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England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place and our guide, Stan, was friendly and informative. Note that you need to book in advance and get driving instructions as it is not well signposted. As well as the historic map room there is an interesting small museum.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was high tech in the 2nd word war. As proud Britian I am amazed how our country was saved from invasion by winning he air war with, by todays standards, such basic technology. This should be a compulsory visit for all school children. it will demonstrate how much we owe are forefathers.

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1 Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting place if you like history. As local to the area and live nearby I found it so interesting. First visited with my children's school before it was opening to public. They have expanded it so much since then and I guess they always will. If you suffer from claustrophobia and/or have limited mobility then this is unlikely... More 

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1 Thank Kellie H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Group 11 Bunker is as it was left at the end of the war. Its a step back in time to an age where so much is owed to the few. This is a great venue for a history buff but it is a little difficult to find. Thats OK, because it means there are no crowds to fight... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

There only a few places were you can stand in a basically unchanged environment and feel the sense of historical importance all around . This is one of those. It all happened here in 1940 , the place that changed the direction of the war. Truly inspiring!

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1 Thank Stuart D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is such an underrated and not very well known attraction, so much so that it is difficult to find and not very well signposted. However once you finally find it this is a fantastic and unique glimpse into the history of the battle of Britain. Our guide Andy was great, very knowledgeable and insightful and the tour, looking around... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

An excellent place to visit and full of history. Step back in time to see where our WWII aircraft were being controlled from, and where Churchill once visited. The very knowledgeable guide gave an excellent talk on the importance of the bunker and it's contribution to the war. Any questions thrown at him were easily answered. An excellent museum full... More 

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London
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

A great place to visit. If you have seen WWII films where mustached pilots are lounging around on Lloyd Loom chairs waiting for their take off instructions, this bunker is where the command came from. A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide showed us round this great attraction which we had never realised was here. This is certainly a must, with... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit if you love to see some history. Very informative and it absolutely not boring! Highly recommended it!

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