Free James Bond & The History of Espionage Tour*

Free James Bond & The History of Espionage Tour*

     Schedule - Every other Saturday

     Meeting Point - The Clermont

     Hotel, Charing Cross 

     Duration - 2 Hours

     Language - English

     Start Time - 11am

     Price - Free

Join the Free James Bond & The History of Espionage to 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!

But if you're looking to test your powers of deduction, why not try our Free Sherlock Holmes Tour!

Tour Highlights include:

  • Ministry of Defence

  • The National Gallery

  • Whitehall

  • The Corinthia Hotel

  • Old Admiralty Building

  • The Reform Club

  • Westminster Bridge

  • The Old War Office

  • & much more!

Old War Office
Old War Office

Old War Office

The National Gallery
The National Gallery

The National Gallery

James Bond in London
James Bond in London

James Bond in London

Old War Office
Old War Office

Old War Office

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        Meeting Point - The Amba Hotel, Charing Cross 

We begin outside the Amba 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.

We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the tour starts, it gives you plenty of time to meet the guide and grab a coffee or ice cream!

How do I find the Guide?


Head to the Amba Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station, and look for the guide holding up a bright red umbrella.




Where does the tour start and end?


The tour starts by the Amba Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station and the guide should be nearby. The tour will finish near Westminster Bridge. The exact location will vary depending on the guide and the day, but the guide will always let you know at the beginning of the tour.




Do I need to make a booking? Or cancel if my plans change?


Yes please. The number of bookings we receive dictates how many guides we send to run the tour. If we have 100 extra people turn up, its not going to be a good experience for anyone. Please be aware, we do not accept groups of 8 people or more. Even if you book separately, if you attend the tour as a big group, you will be turned away. If you are a group of 8 or more please contact us to enquire about booking a private tour. We'd be very grateful if you could cancel if you can no longer attend, as it could allow us to give your spot to someone else.




What if its raining?


If its raining, we will get wet! We always recommend you carry an umbrella in London, the weather really is that temperamental, but if we didn't run tours in bad weather, we wouldn't get to do many. Rain or shine we will be there waiting. Of course, if you don’t fancy standing in the rain with us we understand.




What should I wear?


Our tours are all walking, so we always recommend comfy shoes. Check the weather on the day of the tour, but we recommend bring a raincoat and some SPF just incase.




How is it free?*


We run all our tours on a pay what you think it’s worth basis. There is no booking fee for our free tours, and no payment is required before the tour begins. This means they are accessible to every budget. However our guides are all freelancers and don't get paid to do the tour, if you have fun then you can decide if you would like to tip your guide. The value is up to you, whatever fits in with your budget and your level of enjoyment. This also incentivises our guides to never stop trying to improve, as the system rewards the guides who provide the best quality tours. Tipping is always voluntary and our guides will never pressure you into it, but this is their job so if you have had fun, we ask that you take a moment to consider what it was worth to you.




How long is the tour?


The tour is roughly 2 hours long.





Prefer to join us on a Private Tour?

If you are booking for a group of 8 or more, or just want a more personal experience away from the crowds, then you can book this as a private tour. You can dictate the content, the route and the time or sit back and let your guide lead you.

 

For more information on Private tours click here.

Please note, ALL schools and educational groups should book a Private tour.