Winston Churchill’s Daily Routine

Winston Churchill

Born in November 1874, Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British statesman, writer, orator, and soldier who led Britain to victory during the Second World War. He also served as British prime minister in the 20th century. 

With all this on his hands, how did Winston manage to produce incredible work and still maintain his life balance? 


  • Winston woke up at 7.30 am every morning but remained in bed until 11. Am.
  • While still in bed, he would take his breakfast consisting of a full English breakfast including sausage, bacon, egg, toast, and leftover meat from the previous night’s dinner.
  • He accompanied his breakfast with a glass of wine and cigars
  • He would read all national newspapers while eating his breakfast to keep himself up to date with current affairs.
  • Continued working from his bed mostly dictating to his secretaries.
  • To wrap his mornings, Winston read a few chapters of a book while sipping a glass of whiskey and soda.
  • By 11 am, he would get out of bed and take a quick bath in a tub filled with water at 98 degrees.
  • After a bath, he took a stroll around his garden supervising his estate 


  • After walking around the garden, Winston took whiskey and soda to his study and continued with work.
  • At 1 pm, he would ask family and friends for a three-course meal accompanied by a bottle of champagne preferably Pol Roger served lightly chilled and cigars.
  • After lunch, he would return to work supervising workers on his estate or reading a book in his study until 5 pm.
  • He would then put on pajamas and a black velvet sleeping mask and take a nap for one hour. 


  • After the nap, Winston woke up, took another bath, and got dressed for dinner.
  • He began his evening with whiskey and soda
  • Had multi-course dinner with guests accompanied by drinks and cigars often going past midnight.
  • Got back to his studies for more work and dictation working through the early hours of the morning.
  • Retired to bed between 1 a.m-3 am.