City of Spies Tour; Espionage in London (+ Free Drink)

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API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 150.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Moderate
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Delve into the worlds of fiction and reality
Pass by some of the most powerful institutions in London
Follow in the footsteps of Sydney Reilly, the Ace of Spies
Learn about the origins of MI5 and MI6
Have a drink at the historical Morpeth Arms pub
Summary
Delve into the shadows of the world's greatest city for espionage . Limited edition experience runs Sat at 14h
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.

Included One beverage (a pint or a glass of wine) in the spy room in Morpeth Arms
An espionage expert guide
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Additional food and drink
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
Minimum age for this activity is 4 years
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.5069, -0.1235
Address: Playhouse Theatre, London, England, WC2N 5DE, GB
Notes: In front of Playhouse Theatre by Embankment, WC2N 5DE. Use "Villers St" exit at Embankment.
Start Location Notes Playhouse Theatre, London, England, WC2N 5DE, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Playhouse Theatre, London, England, WC2N 5DE, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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