London: Spy & Espionage Small-Group Tour

London: Spy & Espionage Small-Group Tour

From US$ 96.09 per person

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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. In the hotel's Caxton Bar see where, in the 1950s, Guy Burgess handed over top-secret papers to his Russian handler.
Includes
  • Travel in style in a luxury 16-seater coach
  • Personal audio headset to hear the professional tour guide's live commentary
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    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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    • Passport or ID card
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