Battle of Britain Bunker

The No.11 (Fighter) Group Operations Room, housed in what is now known as the Battle of Britain Bunker on the former site of RAF Uxbridge, was responsible for planning and coordinating the air defence of London and South East England during the Second World War. As well as bearing the brunt of the Luftwaffe onslaught during the Battle of Britain, the Operations Room was in fact responsible for controlling fighter operations in the South East and over occupied Europe throughout the Second World War, including during the Dunkirk Evacuations and the Normandy Landings.

 

Today the room is shown exactly as it was on 15th September 1940, the day on which Winston Churchill visited and witnessed the conduct of the most significant day of the Battle of Britain.

 

RAF Uxbridge closed in 2010 and in 2016 the Bunker and its enclave were transferred into the owernship of Hillingdon Council. More information about the Bunker can be found on their website - www.hillingdon.gov.uk/bunker

 

Opening Hours

 

The Museum and Bunker is open for guided tours

every weekday throughout the year.  

Tours normally operate at 10am and 2pm each day.

 

All visits must be booked in advance by calling 01895 238154

or emailing 11gpenquiries@btconnect.com.   The office is normally open Monday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

 

Free entrance - visitors are invited to make a donation of

£3 per person in support of the Bunker.

 

WEEKEND OPENING 2017

Due to the ongoing construction of the new Visitor Centre no planned weekend opening schedule will take place in 2017. The Bunker is planning to open for Open House London on 16th/17th September 2017. More details will be posted here later in the summer.