THE ROOM WHERE HISTORY WAS MADE: INSIDE THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN BUNKER

The Battle of Britain Bunker at Uxbridge, near London, opened to visitors in 2018. This incredible bunker housed Fighter Command’s Operations Room, which controlled the RAF’s command of the Battle of Britain during those desperate days in 1940.

Looking down on the operations table in the battle of britain bunker.
The view from above - the heart of the bunker at RAF Uxbridge was the Operations Room

The bunker and exhibition tell the story of all of the crucial RAF Fighter Command operations of World War II including the evacuation of Dunkirk, the Blitz and D-Day. Opened to the public in March 2018 and staffed by some enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, it is a must for anyone still amazed at how a number of ordinary men and women doing their allocated jobs, combined with the skill of young pilots, saved Britain at a critical moment in World War II.

The entrance to the bunker just looks like steps in the ground
The discrete entrance to the bunker