1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

London: Spy & Espionage Small-Group Tour

Product ID: 200296
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Experience a side of London that few encounter - the dark, secret world of international espionage. Discover the real-life sites, both past and present, used as headquarters for Britain's top intelligence service and infamous double agents.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Gain an insight into Cold War espionage in London
  • Discover the real-life sites used as the headquarters for MI6
  • Understand how the various intelligence services operate today
  • Hear fascinating tales of treachery, tragedy, and subterfuge
  • Learn about double agents who passed secrets to the Soviet Union
Full description
Explore the shadowy world and gain a new perspective of London that few know or ever hear about - a tale of treachery, tragedy, and subterfuge.

Learn about Britain's top intelligence agencies and the different roles they play in protecting the country. See the home of MI6- famously featured in several James Bond movies - the headquarters of MI5 and visit the public 'dead drop' sites where spies exchanged top-secret information. Discover the locations used by Intelligence Services to recruit their agents, and be shaken and stirred by the stories of some of Britain's most infamous traitors and double agents.

This tour will finish in style at the St Ermin's Hotel; former headquarter of MI6, where an original coded message is written on silk hangers in the lobby - hunt it down and try to crack the code. Enjoy a vodka martini in the hotel's Caxton Bar where, in the 1950's, Guy Burgess handed over top-secret papers to his Russian handler.
Includes
  • A Vodka Martini (or soft drink)
  • Travel in style on a luxury 16 seater coach
  • Personal audio headset to hear the professional tour guide's live commentary

When you get there

Meeting point

Concierge Desk at the St. Ermin's Hotel, 2 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW. Please arrive at 1:15 PM.

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