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October 29, 2009

NFL VIP's Touchdown at Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms




While in London for the NFL Pepsi Max International Series games, the Commissioner and CFO of the NFL, co-owners of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots, Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe, Director of Americas, FCO, John Rankin and Visit London guests took time out to visit The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.

 

The NFL were back in London for their third ‘sell-out’ international game in London and were supported by Visit London’s Events for London team who help support and deliver major sporting events into the capital.


On arrival, the guests were treated to a glass of Churchill's favourite Champagne, Pol Roger, before they were led to the Cabinet Room, Map Room and on to the Transatlantic Lobby to view the new display 'Undercover - Life in Churchill's bunker'.

 

Sally Chatterjee interim CEO at Visit London said, “The NFL VIP guests had a great time at the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum.  The Cabinet Room has been perfectly preserved since 1945 and the guests enjoyed experiencing the authentic atmosphere from where Churchill directed the war.   The Map Room was also a great success; pins on the original maps mark the actual movement of convoys.   We were all made to feel very welcome by Gerry McCartney, Head of Operations and the Sodexo Prestige team at the museum “.

 

Located in a grade II listed building on the edge of St James's Park, The Cabinet War Rooms is arguably the most historically important site in wartime politics. Available for corporate and private hire, the Harmsworth Room gives clients the opportunity to hold conferences, dinners or receptions in a unique historic setting, steeped in the atmosphere of a wartime bunker, but with all the creature comforts of a modern venue. Recently re-designed and refitted, the Switch Room is perfect for smaller intimate dinners for up to 30 guests. Either room can be decorated with gas masks, billy cans, authentic trunks and sandbags and waiting staff can be dressed in military and 1940's dress. Conference and banqueting services are provided by Sodexo Prestige.

The nearest tube is Westminster and Charing Cross station is just one mile away.

 

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Clive Steps

King Charles Street

London

SW1A  2AQ

 

Tel: 0207 766 0134

 

Email: cwr@sodexo.com

 

www.iwm.org.uk/churchill


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