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Battle of Britain Bunker

11 Group Operations Room Wren Avenue | off St Andrews Road, Uxbridge UB10 0FD, England
+44 1895 238154
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This is where we didn't lose WW2. The Battle of Britain was managed and controlled from here, a... read more

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BenBriggs
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London, United Kingdom
Battle of Britain bunker

Would I go again .....Not to be missed! But please try and avoid walking from Uxbridge Station... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole S
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Group Operations Room Wren Avenue | off St Andrews Road, Uxbridge UB10 0FD, England
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Reviewed today

This is where we didn't lose WW2. The Battle of Britain was managed and controlled from here, a very humbling experience and recommended to all. An excellent guided visit with everything explained. Everyone should experience and be very grateful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would I go again .....Not to be missed! But please try and avoid walking from Uxbridge Station, the new housing estates are off putting but the bunker and displays are well worth the effort. I was worried about the steps down into the bunker, but...More

Thank Carole S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Battle of Britain Bunker last month and the moment you walk near the entrance you are enveloped in the spirit and history of the time . The over 70 steps you have to walk down are well worth the effort (so I...More

Thank Sydella S
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BoBBunker, Manager at Battle of Britain Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments Sydella, the Bunker is wonderfully atmospheric as you say, but because it is a Grade I listed building, we are unable to install a lift for those visitors with mobility or other health issues, which might prevent them negotiating the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took our high school graduating son on a 10 day WW2 tour and we commenced the trip, two hrs off our flight from US with stop at Battle of Britain Bunker. The facility is 15 minutes from Heathrow, and gives a fantastic overview of...More

Thank Vic S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where "the so few" as described by Winston Churchill were directed from to intercept the approaching German aircraft. The control room as seen in The Battle of Britain movie. A place that Winston Churchill and King George visited. You can feel the history....More

Thank Jeff J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my 80 and 87 year old parents here for my Dad’s birthday and I was very impressed. Initially I was worried that no wheelchairs were available but you mustn’t let that dissuade you from a visit! The exhibition centre was very well thought...More

Thank Claire161616
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken round the plotting room in the bunker where it was very much as it would have been in the second world war. All the boards listing the planes and there state of readiness were still there along with the map of the...More

Thank Ruth E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Steve, gave a complete history of why the bunker was created, details on who worked there and their function, visits from the Royal Family, and how it came to close. It was a most enjoyable experience.

Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating visit that felt like you were stepping back in time. The combination of the brilliantly preserved bunker and the new modern visitors centre worked very well. There is also plenty of car parking. Certainly worth a visit!

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out grounds, easily signposted from Uxbridge, plenty of parking and a good tea room. The binker itself is down 70 plus steps, and there is no lift or disabled help. Don't be put off! On our tour there was an old chap on...More

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dreamysnail
27 April 2018|
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Response from christinetwin | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can free flow the exhibition hall which is very informative but not sure about the bunker tour, you’d need to phone first and check this out. It’s certainly very interesting. The exhibition hall is small but has... More
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Uwe M
3 December 2016|
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Response from BoBBunker | Property representative |
The walk from Uxbridge tube station is about 20-25 minutes. The map on our wbesite battleofbritainbunker co uk, shows the route. Please also be aware that the Bunker will NOT be open over the Xmas/New Year period... More
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Dolores F
3 November 2016|
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Response from Qprmal2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Delores, to the best of my knowledge, all visits have to be pre-booked. Well worth the visit. Malcolm
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