Darkest Hour Tour

Darkest Hour Tour (Houses of Parliament + Westminster Walk + War Rooms)

Travel back in time in our Darkest Hour tour . Spend a day in the political heart of London in Whitehall and Westminster with this tour that visits inside the mother of all Parliaments (small group tour) where modern democracy movement started and evolved over centuries. After that enjoy a private walking tour of Parliament Square and then the Churchill War Rooms (audio guide).

Enjoy a small group tour of Parliament

Starting off with a small group guided tour of the Palaces of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).  We will visit the famous Commons Chamber with their green benches and learn about both the history of the chamber and some of the secrets of what goes on here.  If you need the toilet well, Mr Speakers chair has a hidden toilet!

Commons Chamber - The Lower House of Parliament. Darkest Hour Tour

We will pass through the famous corridors of power to the Lords Chamber and learn why a giant sack of wool remains the symbol of power and we follow in the footsteps of The Queen in the State Opening of Parliament.

Finally our tour of Parliament concludes in the most ancient part, the almost 1,000 year old Westminster Hall.

House of Lords in our Darkest Hour Tour

Private Walking Tour around Westminster

Next up we will walk around Parliament Square and visit some of the great names in history from Richard The Lionheart to Oliver Cromwell.  We will learn about The Suffragettes and see some of the great figures in the fight for democracy.  From Abraham Lincoln to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela to Sir Winston Churchill and see other spots relating to WW2.

The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square.

Then it’s down under the streets of London and the Churchill War Rooms

You will find that the Churchill War Rooms are almost exactly as they were back in 1945.

The tour ends at the Churchill Warm Rooms, the WW2 bunker deep beneath the streets of Westminster which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which we walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe.

The Churchill War Rooms are included in our Darkest Hour Tour

Timed tickets for the Houses of Parliament guided small group tour are included. As are your Churchill War Rooms skip the line tickets with Audio guide tour so you can enjoy the day.

If you like WW2 related tours then don’t miss our original Churchill Walking Tour and War Rooms, Blitz Tour, War Memorials Tour and RAF Hendon Tour.

How to book the Darkest Hour Tour

Currently available dates for Parliament:

  • Generally every Saturday of the year
  • School holidays throughout the year
  • Throughout the summer during Parliamentary Recess.


Departure Time:9.30am
City Location: London
Duration of Tour including War Rooms: 5 hours

Standard Adult Prices per person excludes tube travel ticket.

For more information or to make a booking, please email yeoldeenglandtours@gmail.com  or use our automated booking and payment system below.  Please note we will only confirm the tour once we have received payment and entry tickets have been secured, normally within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can book by using the automated booking process with Viator below.

1 Adult = £190

2 Adults = £180

3 Adults = £175

4 Adults = £170

5 – 10 Adults = £165

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Below, on a rather cold March afternoon, I was honoured to be invited to record a piece for international television on the achievements and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

Myself doing a feature for International TV news on Churchill

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