Bond in Mayfair
Start off in Mayfair, the birthplace of Bond creator Ian Fleming, where you can see a blue plaque erected at 22b Ebury Street, Fleming’s home between 1934 and 1945. Pop in for a cocktail at one of the numerous hotels Bond might well have visited in this area.
James Bond Thames locations
Head over to North Greenwich and The O2, where you can climb up its roof and discover iconic views of London from one of the key venues used in another Pierce Brosnan flick, 1999’s The World Is Not Enough. Head on inside and see a concert, visit an exhibition or relax in one of The O2’s many restaurants and bars.
Then transport yourself onto a Thames Rocket boat and speed along the route taken by the secret agent in 2015’s Spectre as you experience a Bond-esque exhilarating thrill-ride.
Best views of James Bond film locations
Safely back on dry land, head up Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, and enter its famous observation deck at The View From The Shard. Here, you can look out over London and see many of the sites that have featured in Bond films, including City Hall, Westminster Abbey and of course Thames House, the headquarters of MI5.
Cultural James Bond London attractions
Take in some culture at the National Gallery and, if you find yourself in the Gallery’s Room 34, you will be in the same room where Bond first encountered Q in 2012’s Skyfall.
At the other end of the Strand, Somerset House is a venue for all things artsy. And, come Christmas, it even hosts an ice rink. Marvel at its grand interior courtyard, a location masquerading as St Petersburg in Goldeneye.
Dine and drink like Bond
If all this action has left you with quite an appetite, head to Rules Restaurant in Covent Garden, for luxury cuisine, and dine where the likes of Bond stars M, Q and Moneypenny have all dined, most recently in Spectre. Or head to Dukes Hotel, where Fleming was inspired to write in a dry martini (“shaken not stirred”, of course) as Bond’s favourite drink.
Bond tours and exhibitions
If you’re looking for a Bond tour or exhibition in London, there are many options available to you. Try Brit Movie Tours and their James Bond Tour, where you can enjoy a guided walk taking in all the major Bond locations. Alternatively, book London RIB Voyage’s Ultimate Spy Experience and hear tales about Fleming's famous character from its guides during a thrilling trip.
Don’t miss the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum on Wellington Street, where you can view the largest collection of Bond vehicles ever exhibited in London. You can’t leave without snapping a selfie with Sean Connery at Madame Tussauds as you marvel at wax figures of all six James Bond actors.