British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on his way to hand in his resignation to King George VI in July 1945.
Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire) – Churchill spent his early years at Blenheim Palace, a 2,000-acre, 187-room Baroque mansion built in the early 1700s to honor his distant relative John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough.
The Blenheim proposal – Highlights at Blenheim Palace include visits to the chapel where he was baptized and the Temple of Diana where Churchill proposed to Clementine, his wife.
Harrow School (London) – Despite flunking its entrance exam, Churchill attended Harrow School, in a leafy northwest London suburb, from 1888 to 1893.
Return of an old boy – The room at Harrow School in which Churchill, returning as prime minister in 1941, made a famous speech: "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never."
Chartwell (Kent) – Chartwell, Churchill's family home in rural Kent, southeast of London.
Chartwell as painted by Churchill – Churchill, a keen painter, said of his family home: "A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted."
Churchill War Rooms (London) – The atmospheric secret bunker beneath the streets of London where Churchill gathered his war cabinet is open to the public.
Ditchley Park (Oxfordshire) – Surrounded in wartime by a thick forest, Ditchley Park was used as a rural retreat by Churchill during World War II.
Bletchley Park (Buckinghamshire) – Bletchley Park was the home of Britain's crucial wartime code breaking operations, which Churchill championed.