See London through the eyes of a spy on the James Bond London Locations Bus Tour. Take a coach through the bustling city and find the not-so-secret sites that are connected with the world’s favourite MI6 agent!
Sit back and relax while your expert tour guide takes you to important London locations in James Bond and creator Ian Fleming’s lives. Your guide may not have a License to Kill, but they’ll certainly be able to teach you a thing or two about espionage in this city, both fictional and real.
Covid-19 safety measures
As it has always been, the health & safety of our guests and team members remains our highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure you travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as the situation around Covid-19 continues to evolve. We have officially been given the green light and Good to Go accreditation by Visit Britain & Visit England, so we can now operate safely keeping you & our team healthy throughout. WE have a detailed plan to do so, issued below:
Brit Movie Tours recognises their responsibility to ensure that staff & suppliers (as well as guests) comply with health & safety legislation and maximise the safety of our clients & staff in relation to Covid-19.
In brief, we are making sure that all vehicles are cleaned to the highest standards, that all staff are trained (and re-trained when emerging or evolving information determines) and are provided with the right knowledge and equipment to carry out their duties effectively. Our new protocols to keep you healthy during our tours include:
- Flexible booking options
- Full internal sanitation/cleaning of all coach and taxi vehicles used on our tours
- Social distancing rules & guidelines for walking tours
- Complete staff & guide training to implement new protocols
- Guides will ensure they are familiar with the most up-to-date public health guidelines and will adhere to these for the duration of the tour.
- Guides will maintain government-recommended social distancing between themselves and clients at all times. On tours where the group includes different households, guides will encourage and help clients to adopt appropriate social distancing between each other too.
- When guiding groups from different households, guides will follow government guidance to determine the maximum possible group size.
- Guides will avoid shaking hands or any other physical contact with clients.
- Guides will apply rigorous hygiene practices, including thoroughly cleaning and waiting for hands to dry before guiding, and use a personal hand sanitiser when this is not possible.
- If requested, guides will consider wearing a mask or visor.
- Guides will know where public toilets/hand-washing facilities/hand sanitiser points are available.
- Guides will ensure they are fully aware of sites’ visited on tour and any specific Covid-19 requirements and comply with them.
- Guides will be familiar with more crowded areas and will make best efforts to negotiate them, or if appropriate, avoid them.
- Where appropriate, guides will liaise with coach companies and private vehicle companies and drivers to ensure vehicles have been thoroughly sanitised.
The result is a sanitised attraction but certainly not a sanitised experience! You are here to enjoy our fabulous tours, discover new places & experience an authentic destination. We believe that our new introductions to hygiene/cleaning will allow you to enjoy your visit to the full.
We feel it vitally important to have a strict cleaning protocol in place and that this is transparent.
- Learn about some of the inspirations found in London for Bond author Ian Fleming
- Try to spot a real spy at the MI6 HQ
- Stand on the spot where the traffic wardens were splashed in The World is Not Enough
- See the St Petersburg Square, which James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) visits in Goldeneye
- Pass by the secret offices of the James Bond London HQ - Universal Exports
- Visit film locations from the latest Bond films Skyfall, Spectre and No Time to Die
Explore the locations that inspired the birth of 007, and brought his adventures to life.
Ian Fleming was a London native, and the city is full of landmarks that played a part in his life before and after Bond. See the Mayfair townhouse on 27 Green Street, where Fleming was born on the 28th of May 1908. And 16 Victoria Square, where he moved to in 1953, the same year that he published ‘Casino Royale’, giving birth to James Bond and a new British icon. Fleming wrote all of the subsequent books here too, and lived here until his death in 1964.
There’s also the Duke’s Hotel, one of Fleming’s favourite pubs. Rumour has it that he was enjoying a drink here when he coined the iconic phrase “shaken, not stirred”. This bar also holds more significance in the James Bond story. Both Sean Connery and Pierse Brosnan are said to have celebrated landing the role of 007 in this very spot. Their tipple of choice to toast the achievement? Why, a martini, of course!
There are many London landmarks that have appeared in the James Bond movies over the years too.
Some are even used to represent other parts of the world. For example, you’ll get to see the large neoclassical building Somerset House. In Tomorrow Never Dies, this historic location is used as the London War Office. However, in Goldeneye, the building’s courtyard is used for a fight scene set in St. Petersburg, Russia.
And there are many other iconic filming locations throughout the city too! Like Vauxhall Cross, used in numerous movie to represent MI6 HQ (that is until it was blown up in Skyfall). There’s also the Old War Office in Whitehall, where 007 meets with M in Octopussy.
London is engrained in the creation and adventures of James Bond. From the character’s first appearance it has been his base of operations and the setting of some of his greatest victories. The James Bond London Locations Bus Tour allows you to explore his life in this city. And it offers insight into how the streets and buildings shaped the spy that is still beloved throughout the world today.