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Meet your guide in central London and set off on your 2.5-hour walking tour of the capital, seeing the sites used in the iconic James Bond films – a collection based on Ian Fleming’s 1950s and 60s novels about the escapades of British secret service agent 007.
Your tour will start at Charing Cross and then take a stroll across town to Westminster.
While walking your guide will keep you entertained with little-known facts and trivia about the hugely successful James Bond films. Hear tales of Sean Connery and Roger Moore – two of the actors who brought the debonair agent to life on screen -- and learn insider secrets about classic Bond films like From Russia, with Love and Casino Royale.
As an agent working for MI6 (a secret section of the British government) Bond was embroiled in politics, although he seemed to care little for it. Still, where better to learn about his fictional work than Westminster? The beating heart of British politics boasts government buildings a plenty, and many of them took center stage in films like Skyfall. See countless buildings used in the films and explore the secret bunkers where much-loved Bond characters, like his boss ‘M,’ hid.
After 2.5 hours on the trail of James Bond, your tour finishes near Vauxhall Station in the center of town.
Hop aboard your minibus at 10:30am near Temple tube station in central London, then spin through the city streets to begin your 3-hour tour.
Take in movie locations linked with Ian Fleming and 007 — including the MI6 building and locations from the Bond film, Spectre — and listen as your guide sheds light on the action behind the scenes of filming.
Along the way, learn how the James Bond films were made and gain insight into the secret world of espionage. Follow in the footsteps of famous Bond stars including Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, then alight from your minibus by the London Eye to conclude your tour.
This guided James Bond Locations Tour is designed for true fans of 007, the most famous spy in the world. Led by a knowledgeable James Bond expert, you will get behind-the-scenes information on how the films were made, see movie clips as you pass the actual locations and discuss the books and your favourite moments from the films. The tour is limited to a maximum of 12 persons.
Throughout the tour, you will of course be given plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs, take pictures and enjoy the experience of being at the film locations up-close and personal.
Part 1: Shrublands from Thunderball and Zukovskys Casino from The World is Not Enough
Heading straight out of London by mini coach, your day will begin with a stop outside the location used as Shrublands in Thunderball. From here, we transport you to the Victorian country house built for Alfred de Rothschild, which was used as the interior and exterior location for Zukovskys casino in The World is Not Enough. Your tour will take in the scenes from this movie and also highlight its history and use in other screen productions.
Part 2: Lunch at Dervals hotel, The Bladen Safe House and the milkman scene
The next destination will be a charming town in the Chilterns to visit the 18th century coaching inn, which stood in for the hotel where Major Derval stays in Thunderball; a stop will be taken here for lunch. Following a hearty lunch fit for a secret agent, you will get a chance to visit the picturesque 12th century house in the Chiltern hills of Oxfordshire featured as The Bladen Safe House in The Living Daylights, the secret location from where Koskov is abducted by Necros. In a country lane close by, you also get the chance to track down the exact spot where Necros covertly eliminates the milkman.
Part 3: Goldfingers golf club, a photo-stop outside Pinewood Studios and Bonds London home
The finale of the day tour is the setting for one of the all-time classic on-screen confrontations between Bond and his nemesis, Auric Goldfinger. Here you will enjoy afternoon tea, get a tour of the clubhouse and see the famous 18th hole where Goldfinger concedes to Bond. After this, you will be able to pay your respects at the location used as the resting place for Teresa Di Vicenzo/Tracy Bond in For Your Eyes Only. There will be a short photo-stop outside Pinewood Studios, the leading destination for film makers and where the Bond films have been made since Dr No in 1962. From here, youÂ head back to London, leaving just enough time to drop by the West London location used as Bonds apartment in SPECTRE.
Visit a selection of London sites featured in the James Bond movies and see some of the most famous buildings in London as well on this private walking tour.
See the house where James Bond lives in the film Spectre. Visit sites from recent movies such as Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough, and from classics such as Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
In addition, you’ll visit parts of Whitehall and other areas that related to the security services, and where behind closed doors decisions are being taken to combat terrorists.
James Bond may be a glamorous vision of a spy but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, as you’ll learn when you visit the precise spot of the most famous Cold War spy murder in history.
“Shaken but not stirred" we will enter the world of James Bond. See Ian Flemings house, MI6, MI5. We shall visit James Bond film location sites all around town. We shall also find out about real spies and how they worked and where they met.This is a fun packed family friendly tour taking in the Sites of London and the man himself James Bond.See the shops where Bond has his shirts made, his cigarettes, and of course where he would buy his suits and hats. Not forgetting as a military man we shall see where his uniforms were made.Stand outside Blades Fencing Club, Le Circle Casino, The Hotel Europe, and lots more. Real spies play a big part of this tour as well. We shall see drop zones and meeting places, homes and offices of spies that lived and worked around London. We shall see just how close film spies and real spies worked. Did you know that St Petersburg Square were scenes in London? If this was not enough we will stop at the original Bar where the "Shaken not stirred" was first uttered. Besides all of this there is a wealth of Locations that we will stop at for photos and where your guide will explain from what Bond film they came from. We would tell you more, but it is a SECRET !! You now can change direction should you wish as we can finish the tour at the Bond in Motion Exhibition. Here you can explore and see every Bond car and gadget. This is an option and the exhibition does have a entry charge
DISCLAIMER: Any James Bond Tours operated by Capital Taxi Tours Ltd are not official events and not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly by EON Productions, MGM, United Artists or Danjaq or other studios connected with films featured on this tour, nor The James Bond book publishers or the estate of Ian Fleming. All rights to the series of “James Bond” books are the property of the estate of Ian Fleming.
Harrods of London installed a novelty in 1898: the world's first true escalator (to be fair, an inclined moving belt with metal bars for traction did make its debut two years earlier on Coney Island). The oddness of a moving staircase so unnerved many shoppers that employees were stationed near it with smelling salts and cognac to help revive those overcome with fear.