Wartime London Tour is an emotive and unique tour exclusive to Evan Evans. Step back in time and see how the Blitz shaped modern London using an exclusive photo brochure. See evidence of bomb damage on buildings today, surviving signs for life-saving air raid shelters, and the monuments dedicated to our wartime heroes. With radio news broadcasts, sound effects & period music, you will uncover an incredible period of history.
Days of operation: April-March: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (except 24th-26th December and 1st January)
From 1939 to 1945, Britain fought for its very survival against the might of the German war machine. Enraged by the air superiority of the Royal Air Force at the Battle of Britain and Britain’s stubborn refusal to surrender, Hitler vowed to destroy London and the spirit of its people ahead of a planned invasion.
See the wartime headquarters from where the Allied leaders coordinated the resistance, including Eisenhower’s Supreme Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), General Sikorski’s London base, and many more.
Britain was to be bombed into submission and over the course of 76 consecutive nights between September and November 1940, a third of the city was destroyed, while tens of thousands lost their lives. See visible signs of bomb damage from the war and visit the remains of at least one church that was destroyed during the Blitz and left as a testament to the devastation.
Explore Important Historical Sites
See the building where ‘Operation Overlord’ wad planned, including the Allied landings on D-Day – the largest air, naval and land operation in history.
You’ll also see where Sir Winston Churchill delivered his victorious VE Day speech and the sites where, almost 6 years earlier, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasted the British declaration of war.
See Monuments & Statues
We will 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 and Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, as well as several monuments dedicated to the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph- the site of Britain’s national war memorial.
Learn of women's vital role in the war's success - from munitions to top-secret decoding work at Bletchley Park.
Exclusive - Free Souvenir Photo Brochure
The experience is guided using an exclusive photo brochure designed specifically for the tour. Look at the images of key locations at the height of the Blitz and compare that to their modern day appearance. The photo brochure helps to understand the significance of each place we visit and it can be taken home as a special souvenir and memory of your tour.
The Original London Visitors Centre Your Tour will conclude at The Original London Visitors Centre, located on Cockspur Street near to Trafalgar Square. The Original London Visitors Centre is around a 10-minute walk from either Piccadilly Circus Underground Station (serviced by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines) or Charing Cross Station (serviced by National Rail, Bakerloo and Northern Lines).