London and World War II

Start Dover
End London
Duration 4 Days
Developed By
Name Envol Espace
Country France

This journey helps you discover the main sites of the Second World War in London as well as Dover as an entry point of the tour in the United Kingdom. It is a great way to discover how the English dealt with this major event. This journey will allow you to discover the events and battlegrounds of the Second World War including Operation ‘Overlord’ on 6 June 1944, as well as a warship and the fleet of the Royal Air Forces.

London and World War II
Day 1

Crossing the Channel with the shuttle. Visit Dover Castle and its secret tunnels used as centre of command of the British army during the Second World War (2 hours). Historic movies and projections in these tunnels allow us to imagine the atmosphere which reigned in the time in these tunnels of about one kilometre. Then, continuation towards London.

Day 2

The morning is dedicated to the visit of London with a guide on the theme of the Second World War. Then, in the afternoon, visit of the HMS Belfast (2 hours). Situated right in the heart of London, near Tower Bridge, moored on the Thames, the HMS Belfast is the biggest cruiser of Royal Navy. The exploration of this warship will take you to the room of operations and below deck.

Day 3

In the morning, visit Churchill Cabinet War Rooms (1h30) with an audio-guide. It is from this place that Churchill and his team coordinated the war effort of Great Britain. Consisting of 21 historic offices, including the Prime Minister’s, it was the nerve centre of all the operations.

In the afternoon, visit of Royal Air Force Museum (2 hours). This museum, situated in an aerodrome in the North of London shows the most famous planes of the Royal Air Force.

Day 4

In the morning, visit the Imperial War Museum (2 hours). There you will discover the history of the conflicts involving Great Britain and the Commonwealth from World War I up to today. This museum was renovated in 2014 and new galleries are now opened for the visitors. Then, in the afternoon, departure from London.