As we are slowly spiraling down to the end of our time in London, the last museum tour was in the Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster. This museum was the original Cabinet War Rooms. It was the wartime bunker that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz. There was also a location of this building that was dedicated to Winston Churchill. Here is a brief history lesson for those who are slightly unfamiliar with this man and all of his legacy. Churchill was British prime minister and statesman who led the country to victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in World War II. He was incredibly smart, witty, and his determination to reach a victory was unlike anything the world has seen. During the Blitz, which was when Germany (Hitler) was bombing London consecutively. These rooms were left untouched since Churchill and his government left. It was truly a humbling experience.
This museum took up the majority of the day. There were so many rooms, and historical items within that this post would be 10 pages long if I posted all of them. I am so thankful that we had the chance to view this piece of history and have a deeper perspective and understanding of World War II.
We all returned to our flat that night. We had to get up bright and early – The Queen was making an appearance. It was the opening of Parliament the next day. This post will be up soon!
“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”