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.
Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS. Please arrive at 8:45 am for boarding
Visit Wartime Headquarters
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
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 the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph- the site of Britain’s national war memorial.
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).
Experience Starts: 9:00 am at Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS. Please arrive at 8:45 am for boarding
Experience Finishes: approx. 12:00 pm (noon) at Victoria Train Station
Guests are encouraged to bring their own face coverings which are recommended when traveling on board our vehicles. Spare disposable masks are available at check-in
Vehicles are fully sanitised before the start of each tour. All surfaces are cleaned and disinfected daily
Our vehicles are operating at normal capacity on departures from 11th October 2021. Seating is planned in advance and, where possible, empty seats will be left next to single travellers and odd-numbered groups, although this cannot be guaranteed
Hand sanitiser, antiviral sprays and wipes are available on board
Guests will be provided with personal audio headsets so distancing can be maintained when listing to commentary
We encourage guests with e-tickets to bring these on their smart devices
Our team, including our guides and drivers, has been trained in our enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures
Exclusive: Free souvenir photo brochure for each guest
See shrapnel damage still visible on buildings today
Hear original radio news and sound effects
Discover how the Blitz shaped modern London
Feel the atmosphere of the 1940s with a vintage music soundtrack