City of Spies Tour: Espionage in London - With Free Drink

City of Spies Tour: Espionage in London - With Free Drink

From US$ 53.99 per person

Delve into the shadows of the world's greatest city for espionage. This limited edition experience runs on Saturdays at 2:00PM.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Delve into the worlds of fiction and reality, uncovering hidden places, bunkers, and luxury hotels
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sydney Reilly, known to be the Ace of Spies
  • Conclude at the historical Morpeth Arms pub
Full description
It was once the heart of the world's largest empire. It bridges the East and West. As a result, London has been the stage of many of the greatest espionage and spy stories in history. This exciting experience has been created exclusively to bring you on a fascinating journey through London's role in the Cold War, the origins of MI5, MI6, and Churchill's role in bringing down the Nazi regime. Delve into the worlds of fiction and reality, uncovering hidden places, bunkers, luxury hotels, and fall in love with the romance and betrayal of spies. Pass by some of the most powerful institutions in Westminster, including Downing Street, Whitehall, Westminster Palace, MI5, MI6, and the Churchill War Rooms. Follow in the footsteps of Sydney Reilly, known to be the Ace of Spies. Learn about the key double agents in the Cold War, such as Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, or Guy Burgess. Hear about the extraordinary life of Sir Mansfield Cumming, the first director of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), known as MI6. On this unique experience you get to walk by and learn of many of the key buildings and sites where events that changed the world took place. Your guide is an expert in Spy History and will mesmerise you with stories that seem more like Le Carre novels than real life. Of course, these stories are not confined to the Second World War and Cold War History, as Russian operatives in London continue to make splashes across global headlines. The experience ends with a special treat as your guide will explain the significance of Morpeth Arms pub in London's rich espionage history.
Includes
  • One beverage (a pint or a glass of wine) in the spy room in Morpeth Arms
  • An espionage expert guide
  • Photo opportunities
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

In front of Playhouse Theatre by Embankment, SE1 9PX. Use "Villers St" exit at Embankment.

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