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Battle of Britain Bunker

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Address: 11 Group Operations Room Wren Avenue | off St Andrews Road, Uxbridge UB10 0FD, England
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+44 1895 238154
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The only original Battle of Britain RAF Fighter Group Operations Room open...

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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Sit in the seat that Winston Churchill sat in

The Group 11 Bunker is as it was left at the end of the war. Its a step back in time to an age where so much is owed to the few. This is a great venue for a history buff but it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an interesting place if you like history. As local to the area and live nearby I found it so interesting. First visited with my children's school before it was opening to public. They have expanded it so much since then and I guess they always will. If you suffer from claustrophobia and/or have limited mobility then this is unlikely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Group 11 Bunker is as it was left at the end of the war. Its a step back in time to an age where so much is owed to the few. This is a great venue for a history buff but it is a little difficult to find. Thats OK, because it means there are no crowds to fight... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

There only a few places were you can stand in a basically unchanged environment and feel the sense of historical importance all around . This is one of those. It all happened here in 1940 , the place that changed the direction of the war. Truly inspiring!

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Thank Stuart D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is such an underrated and not very well known attraction, so much so that it is difficult to find and not very well signposted. However once you finally find it this is a fantastic and unique glimpse into the history of the battle of Britain. Our guide Andy was great, very knowledgeable and insightful and the tour, looking around... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

An excellent place to visit and full of history. Step back in time to see where our WWII aircraft were being controlled from, and where Churchill once visited. The very knowledgeable guide gave an excellent talk on the importance of the bunker and it's contribution to the war. Any questions thrown at him were easily answered. An excellent museum full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

A great place to visit. If you have seen WWII films where mustached pilots are lounging around on Lloyd Loom chairs waiting for their take off instructions, this bunker is where the command came from. A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide showed us round this great attraction which we had never realised was here. This is certainly a must, with... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit if you love to see some history. Very informative and it absolutely not boring! Highly recommended it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have visited the bunker 3 times now. The information given and exhibits to view is very impressive. Access down a lot of steps so not the easiest but well worth the effort. Had a fascinating talk from a man who could answer any question we threw at him. So much to leard down there.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This wonderful tour allows you to live at first hand how the RAF was able to deal with the Battle of Britain requirements. Plus the RAF Museum is a great exhibition of many things moved from RAF Northolt and Uxbridge. The staff are volunteers and should get great praise for creating the atmosphere of a real raid. Please note there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Oh my, what a gem of a find. Docent excellent and even gave us a ride into Uxbridge so we could pick up an Uber Ride. We learned so much. Wanted the adventure to go on and on. Up close and personal tour plus artifacts/setting as it was in WW II during Battle of Britain. Felt the gravity of the... More 

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