Private Spy Walking Tour of London

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What we know about the world of spies and spying is limited to what governments, the military and spy organisations want us to know. The information that is released to the general public, through declassification, autobiographies from retired spies, and 'leaks'; only give us the smallest look into the secretive, selective, and seemingly seductive world of spies. This spy tour of London cannot reveal everything, but we can tell you what you need to know.

Aimed with both die-hard spy geeks and people who are curious if the best spies really do drink Vodka Martini's this tour gives you insight into what is known about the people who keep us safe from behind the scenes, and how they manage to do this without being noticed. Beginning in Swiss Cottage, the starting point for a spy story almost too good to be true, which involves the only Brit to receive the Iron Cross, we will take you to the anonymous and infamous sights of London that spies would rather you didn't know.

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Travel on the TFL network using either Apple or Android pay, an oyster card, or a contactless card.

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Odeon Luxe Swiss Cottage
The Odeon Luxe Swiss Cottage is linked to one of the most interesting spy stories of the Second World War. Involving an English petty criminal turned spy and double agent, your guide will reveal how events at the Swiss Cottage Odeon led to the Third Reich awarding this British burglar an Iron Cross - the only one ever awarded to a British citizen.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Baker Street
Baker Street is home to the world's most famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. When at Baker Street you will learn how this great literary detective is linked to a very real, and highly secretive spy organisation - The Special Operations Executive (S.O.E).

Once you know about the S.O.E you will learn about their top-secret operations to disrupt the Nazi nuclear program through operations Grouse, Freshman, and Gunnerside and how their training centres became known as 'Gangster Schools'.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Savile Row
Home to the famous Kingsman shop, learn how the film was inspired by rumours about spies and tailors that the British Secret Service has neither confirmed nor denied.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Whitehall is home to the British Government and has been linked to Spys and Spying since the early 20th Century. Home to the first head of the Secret Service, the police force charged with stopping foreign spies in the First and Second World Wars, it is also the locations of Downing Street and the Admiralty both of which have links to the British Secret Service.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parliament Square
Stopping at Parliament Square allows us to talk about how Sir Winston Churchill changed the fact of espionage through his decisive leadership during the Second World War.

Parliament Square also gives us a chance to discuss the UK's Parliamentary oversight of our Spy organisations, how we work with our international allies, and how a Spy ended up buried in one of the world's most famous the UNESCO world heritage sites - Westminster Abbey.

From here we will board a famous London double-decker bus and head towards Mi6.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Riverside Walk Gardens is the perfect place to take photos and hear all about the Security Intelligence Service (Mi6), its history, and how it works with its sister organisations the Security Service (Mi5) and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Whilst here we will also learn about how Mi6 and its headquarters have been used in the James Bond films, and TV series such as Sherlock.

After looking at Mi6 we will cross Vauxhall Bridge and get the train to Waterloo where we will walk the short distance to our final location.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge is the site of one of the most famous Cold-War assassinations, that of Georgi Markov. Markov was killed by a poisoned Ricin pellet fired from a needle tipped umbrella and is one of a handful of assassinations carried out by Russian agents at the request of the Russian intelligence service.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great London Spy Tour
Bsparksh2o, 27-06-2022
Dewi was awesome. His knowledge and commentary really made for an enjoyable tour. I would recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys history and especially the world of espionage.
I spy with my little eye....
SelinaE33, 16-02-2020
We took this tour with Chris in January whilst we were visiting after Christmas. The tour is really informative, full of great facts and stories, and even included some locations from the James Bond franchise. It was great hearing the history of the British Secret Services and their exploits during the Second World War and The Cold War. We also had no idea that Roald Dalh was a spy and had helped write the Bond films. We'll be back for the Bond Tour next time.

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