London with a Local was created in 2018 out of a desire to bring something different to those visiting (or living in) this wonderful, hectic, ever-changing City. We wanted to provide the best quality tours at a price that works for everyone. London is expensive – believe us, we know. Our aim was to provide at least one part of your time here where you feel like you are truly...
London with a Local was created in 2018 out of a desire to bring something different to those visiting (or living in) this wonderful, hectic, ever-changing City. We wanted to provide the best quality tours at a price that works for everyone. London is expensive – believe us, we know. Our aim was to provide at least one part of your time here where you feel like you are truly getting your money's worth. London With A Local is made up of a mix of born and bred Londoners, who can give you a picture of how it feels to grow up in the midst of the chaos, and those who decided to become Londoners after visiting as a tourist and falling in love. They combine a knowledge of the secrets that have been passed down through generations, with the hunger and excitement that comes with embracing a new place as your home. Our tours, of course, visit the iconic architectural structures that London the most recognisable city on Earth, but also allow a peak behind the curtain, away from the glitz and glamour of the West End, to give you the opportunity to see the “real” London, far from the tourist trap souvenir shops, to where the true treats and treasures, so often hidden away from tourists, reside. In short, we want everyone who gets the opportunity to join us on a tour, to feel like they are getting to know the essence of this great city. As well as experience in guiding and a knowledge of the history and politics of Britain, our expert guides all come from a performance background. We are actors. We are musicians. We are comedians. We are dancers and directors. Above all, we are storytellers and our aim is not just to reel off a load of dates that will be forgotten in a split second, but to paint you a picture of the people and events that built the foundations that we tread upon.
Step into the shoes of the world’s most famous spy, as you explore Westminster and uncover some of the most iconic locations from the James Bond films, including Die Another Day, the Living Daylights, A View to a Kill, Skyfall and SPECTRE!
Hear about the time the Queen spent a few minutes with Bond for the 2012 Olympics! Take a few detours along the way to delve into the life of Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, who spent the Second World War working in Naval Intelligence and built his own team of super spies along the way.
On the Free James Bond & The History of Espionage, you will wing by the Ministry of Defence to learn about the Secret Service’s real ‘C’, Mansfield Cumming, first director of the Secret Intelligence Service, and more in a fun, entertaining 2-hour stroll that will absolutely captivate you!
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How to find me: We begin outside the Clermont Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station, just near the underground station. The station is on the Bakerloo and Northern line, and around a 5 minute walk from Leicester Square and Embankment Station. The guide will be holding a red umbrella
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This was the first tour I'd booked this way and I have to say I was really impressed and look forward to doing more of them.
Ben is incredibly knowledgeable about spies and espionage. Super interesting tour. And he is great about suggestions for restaurants and other areas to visit in London.
I found the tour really interesting and learning about the history of espionage, London and James Bond. Would definitely recommend
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