The Battle of Britain Bunker will be closed until further noticeThank you to all our visitors for being understanding, and we look forward to seeing our visitors again when the current situation is resolved. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for further news. We will be contacting ticketholders for pre-booked tours to give refunds. If your tour is to be cancelled we will contact you. Please wait for us to do so. It helps us if you can avoid calling for now.
BOOK A TOUR OF THE BUNKER
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War, the room from which the RAF co-ordinated most of the Battle of Britain, presented as Winston Churchill saw it on 15 September 1940.
Our guided tours – the only way to see this remarkable building – take you 60 feet (18 metres) underground, down 76 steps.
Please note: HillingdonFirst cards must be shown to validate a discount, or full adult price will be charged at entry. A card only grants discounted entry for one: the person named on the card.
We currently are not selling tickets for May due to the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 situation
THE NEW VISITOR CENTRE
THE NEW VISITOR CENTRE
Discover our 2020 events, in a year when we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain itself.
Our visitor centre offers attractive and adaptable spaces for hire, from 20 to 200 people. Get in touch to book an atmospheric setting for your party, launch, meeting, away-day or conference. Private tours of the bunker are available for up to 50 people.
Our new visitor centre offers attractive and adaptable spaces for hire, fitting from 20 up to 200 people if you decide to book the entire venue. Get in touch for help finding the perfect setting for your function, with options of hourly, half-day and full-day bookings. For a unique experience, why not book a private tour of the bunker for up to 50 people?
CAFE & SHOP
The cafe offers a variety of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, fresh fruit and other snacks. An England-grown tea stockist has been specially selected not only because it’s local, but because they are supporters of the RAF.
In the gift shop you will find Battle of Britain Bunker merchandise, subject-related books, aviation-themed gifts, and items that support the Royal Air Force Association.
By enjoying our cafe and gift shop, you’ll be helping to support this historic place.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
VISITOR CENTRE OPENING TIMES
Seven days per week. 10am to 4.30pm, with last admission at 3.30pm Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Pending any further measures, we remain open during the Coronavirus outbreak.
If you want to visit the 1940s Bunker (76 steps underground), you can book online to ensure entry. If there are 10 or more in your group please email in advance: email@example.com
There is no need to book in advance if you only want to see the Visitor Centre, but do check this website before you set off in case of disruption on the day.
There are accessible parking spaces available near the main entrance, a lift inside the building and a ramp up to the building.
We welcome assistance dogs.
The exhibition and visitor centre is wheelchair accessible.
Hearing aid induction loop is available.
A brand new schools programme is now available, free of charge, with activities for schools and youth organisations.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOURS & FEES
The only way to visit the 1940s Bunker on site is to join one of our scheduled tours. You can see up-to-date availability and book in advance here.
Tours last for one hour and fifteen minutes, which includes a 40-minute presentation in the plotting room. Visitors on tours starting 3pm onward are not able to re-enter the Visitor Centre after their tour, so should plan to go beforehand.
The bunker is accessed via 76 steps and can be unsuitable for those with reduced mobility. Due to the heritage nature of the building there is no lift.
- BY TUBE: Nearest station Uxbridge (Metropolitan and Piccadilly), then one mile walk through Dowding Parkvia the High Street and St Andrews Road, signposted by blue and brown tourist signs. There is a cab rank at Uxbridge.BY BUS: To St. Andrew’s Church on the A10 or U3 from Heathrow or the 427, U1, U4 or U7 then walk through Dowding Park. Bus U2 stops at the junction of Hercies Road and Honey Hill. Check routes at www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey
- BY CAR: Use satnav postcode UB10 0BE (different from postal address) or search maps for Battle of Britain Bunker