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London’s spy stories

Mayfair, London

London’s spy stories

Uncover the top-secret, highly classified history of London with engaging espionage enthusiast Owen Cameron.  

From the Mayfair digs where one of the notorious Cambridge spies spent his final frantic night before running off to Russia to the well-heeled hotel where double agents sipped their last scotch before facing their fate, London’s smartest streets boast an intriguing secret history. Trust no-one… (except Owen, obviously).

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From £265 for 2 people

Owen Cameron

Your insider

Owen Cameron

Expert guide

Once a diplomat and lawyer in the employ of his native Australian government – he can neither confirm nor deny first-hand experience in any intelligence agencies – Owen Cameron has long been a lover of both history and foreign policy, and is currently penning two books. He’s lived in multiple countries, but since landing in London has been gripped by the hidden history of the city, exploring the underworlds of business, finance and espionage to the delight of guests on his fascinating tours.

Nothing in London is quite what it seems; what secrets lie behind the city’s facades?

Duration
2 hours and 30 minutes
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 09:00 and 20:30
Booking
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
Put on your walking shoes and your thinking caps: you’ll be strolling the streets of Piccadilly, St James’s and Mayfair, passing secret(ish) military sites, royal palaces (wave down the Mall to the queen), unassuming buildings with hidden historical significance and lots of rather rah hotels, members’ clubs, boutiques and the like – it is Mayfair, after all. But you, unlike the well-heeled shoppers you’ll pass on the pavements, will depart with a head full of new insight into the city…
What you'll learn
What real-life characters inspired the creation of James Bond and his MI6 colleagues? Which secrets passing through these streets influenced world wars and the Cold War? And how would you fare as a trainee spy? While Owen’s regaling you with tales of daring double agents, he’ll also set you a few challenges to see if you’re the next 007.
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Experience location
You will be meeting a landmark in Piccadilly; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.