- which disused underground station Winston Churchill sheltered in during the Blitz?
- which secret government bunker in London was so disliked by Churchill that he avoided sleeping there?
- how Churchill’s actions saved the life of a member of the Downing Street staff during a bombing raid?
- which London Department store’s basement was used by Churchill to make secret telephone calls to a US President?
- which underground room disguised as a lavatory was used by Churchill to make secret telephone calls to a US President?
- what Churchill’s detective was sent back to Downing Street to get on VE Day?
- how Churchill described London on VE Day?
WINSTON CHURCHILL’S LONDON explores London through Churchill’s eyes, linking some of the crucial events in Churchill’s life to the places, streets and buildings in London in which those events took place.
WINSTON CHURCHILL’S LONDON traces the development of Churchill’s political career through various locations in London. Find out, for example:
- which London flat Churchill was in when he received secret information about the growth of German military power
- where Churchill was when he heard Chamberlain's announcement that Britain was at war with Germany
- where Churchill first delivered his “we shall fight them on the beaches” speech before delivering it in the House of Commons
- where Churchill was, and what he said, when he first heard the news of the German surrender in 1944
WINSTON CHURCHILL’S LONDON also looks at the more personal side of Churchill’s life. In WINSTON CHURCHILL’S LONDON you can discover:
- where Churchill’s childhood homes in London were
- which London barracks Churchill served in as a soldier
- which London park Churchill learned to ride in
- where Churchill used to go for Turkish baths
- which Churchill’s favourite London hotels were
- which London theatre was the scene of a riot involving Churchill
- how a bus accident in London led Churchill to get advice about painting from a celebrated artist
- where Churchill got lost during a post-war London “smog”, forcing him to abandon his car and spend the night in a hotel.
WINSTON CHURCHILL’S LONDON is for anyone with an interest in Churchill and the city in which he lived and forged his career.