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Free James Bond & the History of Espionage Tour of London

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Registered on April 21, 2021

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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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  • Meeting point:
    Strand, London WC2N 5HX, UK
    Strand, London WC2N 5HX, UK
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    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

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Kate 26 Apr 2022
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Travelled in group - Apr 2022
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.
Vict... 19 Mar 2022
La Habra
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Travelled alone - Mar 2022
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.
Sam ... 26 Feb 2022
Southampton
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Travelled alone - Feb 2022
I found the tour really interesting and learning about the history of espionage, London and James Bond. Would definitely recommend
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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