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Small-Group Spy & Espionage Tour of London provided by Evan Evans Tours

Small-Group Spy & Espionage Tour of London

Small-Group Spy & Espionage Tour of London
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Experience a side of London that few encounter - the dark, secret world of international espionage. Discover the real-life sites, both past and present, used as headquarters for Britain's top intelligence service and infamous double agents.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3858P134
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Gain an insight into Cold War espionage in London
  • Discover the real-life sites used as the headquarters for MI6
  • Learn how the various intelligence services operate today
  • Hear fascinating tales of treachery, tragedy and subterfuge
  • Learn about double agents who passed secrets to the Soviet Union
  • Expert Guide plus Personal Audio Headset
  • Luxury Small Group Vehicle, Wifi
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster
  • Entry/Admission - St. James's Park
  • Entry/Admission - Grosvenor Square
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection, 2 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QW, UK Departure Point: St Ermin's Hotel - at the Concierge desk Directions: 2 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QW Nearest station: St James Park / Victoria
  • Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1, UK Tour finishes at near Victoria train station (optional drop off at the St. Ermin’s hotel – request on the day)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 1.30pm, concierge desk at the St Ermin's Hotel (Meeting time is 15 minutes prior, 1.15pm)
  • approx 4.30pm at near Victoria train station
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Gain an insight into Cold War espionage in London
  • Discover the real-life sites used as the headquarters for MI6
  • Learn how the various intelligence services operate today
  • Hear fascinating tales of treachery, tragedy and subterfuge
  • Learn about double agents who passed secrets to the Soviet Union
  • Expert Guide plus Personal Audio Headset
  • Luxury Small Group Vehicle, Wifi
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster
  • Entry/Admission - St. James's Park
  • Entry/Admission - Grosvenor Square
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster
Departure details
  • St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection, 2 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QW, UK Departure Point: St Ermin's Hotel - at the Concierge desk Directions: 2 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QW Nearest station: St James Park / Victoria
  • Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1, UK Tour finishes at near Victoria train station (optional drop off at the St. Ermin’s hotel – request on the day)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1, UK Tour finishes at near Victoria train station (optional drop off at the St. Ermin’s hotel – request on the day)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 1.30pm, concierge desk at the St Ermin's Hotel (Meeting time is 15 minutes prior, 1.15pm)
  • approx 4.30pm at near Victoria train station
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020
A note from Small-Group Spy & Espionage Tour of London
Limited vehicle capacity empty seats left next to single travellers & odd numbered groups / Personal audio headsets provided to maintain distancing / Inclusions vetted to ensure they adhere to safety measures / E-tickets only no paper tickets / Staff newly trained in safety measures
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection
    2 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QW, UK
    Departure Point: St Ermin's Hotel - at the Concierge desk Directions: 2 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QW Nearest station: St James Park / Victoria
    See address & details
  • 1
    Westminster
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    St. James's Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Grosvenor Square
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Thames River
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Westminster
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Vauxhall Bridge Road
    Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1, UK
    Tour finishes at near Victoria train station (optional drop off at the St. Ermin’s hotel – request on the day)
    See address & details
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Andrea
2 contributions
Highly recommended!
Aug 2019
My husband took this tour and enjoyed every minute of it. I'm very disappointed that I had to miss it. The tour guide, Andy Jackson, takes you through London and the history of spying-from the beginnings of MI5 and MI6 to the Cold War to recent assassination attempts by Russia to silence ex-spys and double agents. Andy tells interesting anecdotes and stories at each stop. He fills you in on the real stories behind the headlines; stories you will remember to tell your friends and they won't believe you because the truth is stranger that the stories told to cover it up.
This was by far my husband's favorite tour during our stay. I will definitely make it a point to go on it the next time we are in London. Anyone old enough or interested enough to understand what was at stake during WWII and the Cold War will appreciate this tour.
Written 16 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chandan
Muscat, Oman12 contributions
Hopeless Tour and big rip off
Jul 2019 • Family
I had taken this tour with 4 kids and lots of excitement but this was utter waste of Money and Time. Would you expect guide taking you through St James park giving knowledge about animals and birds in Spy and Espionage tour? Guide barely shared any stories of spies or exciting incidences of espionage.

Second half of tour was sitting in coach and going around London with guide giving us information about historical monuments. We do not need that in Spy tour. May be some Treasure hunt or analysis game could have been added to make it interesting. In my opinion tour was entirely worthless and time waste.
Written 13 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour and we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. We understand that you had different expectations of the itinerary however, we, alongside our guides work extremely hard to provide a charismatic and accommodating experience for our customers as much as possible. We will pass your feedback on to our guides manager and product specialist team for further review. Many thanks for your review, Kind Regards, Evan Evans team
Written 15 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GFL
London, UK2 contributions
FANTASTIC
I have been living in London for 12 years now and I love going out and about. But if I really want to discover something new about this amazing City, I join one of the many tours that Evan Evans organises in and out of London. Yesterday I had the pleasure to experience their new "Small Group Tours" "Spy & Espionage" which was fantastic, with Phil the guide that made us feel part of the secrets of London! Combination of walking and driven in a brand new luxury mini coaches. Highly recommended!!!!!
Written 29 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, We're so glad that you had such a great time on one of our new tours - our product specialists work very hard to plan and create these amazing tours and would be delighted to hear this! We'll be sure to pass your kind words along to Phil, we'll be happy to hear that he was able to keep you informed and entertained throughout. Thanks again for your review! :) Kind regards, Team Evan Evans
Written 30 May 2019
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Sandra Arnold
1 contribution
Spy and Espionage Tour of London
May 2019 • Couples
This was an excellent tour! We totally enjoyed it and it is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Our tour guide, Andrew Jackson was excellent - a true authority on espionage in London. I highly recommend this for anyone but especially those interested in the history of WWII and the Cold War. Thank you Evan Evans!!!
Written 28 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thanks so much for writing us a review - It's always greatly appreciated! :) We're delighted to hear that you had such a fun time, we'll pass on the kind words to Andrew, he’ll be thrilled to hear. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the UK, if you visit again; we'd love to host you on some of our other tours! Many thanks and kind regards, Team Evan Evans
Written 29 May 2019
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Monika
2 contributions
Fascinating "Spy and Espionage Tour of London"
Apr 2019 • Family
We did "Spy & Espionage Tour of London" a week ago, on April 23. It was fantastic. An absolute must for those who like spy stories and/ or history. Andy, our tour guide, a high caliber specialist who has obviously spent years working in intelligence, has a phenomenal knowledge. We have travelled through the XX century history, covering some of the most fascinating spy stories and operations. The tour combined pleasant and easy walks with some driving around London. All our questions were fully answered and discussed further leading to even more spy stories....The tour was intense when it comes to knowledge we acquired but in ended in St. Ermin's Hotel in a true "spy style" with Vodka- Martini on the house... Andy, thank you!
Written 30 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Evan Evans Tours
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Canceled on us - bad itinerary anyway
Do NOT book this tour if you want to be sure you're on a tour that will run. Despite gimmicks on booking website t
marklH3690OF
marklH3690OF
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Amazing!!!! Must see for any potter fans
Got the shuttle bus from Watford junction station. Originally I thought The studio tour was expensive when we pre
493rodj
493rodj
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Totally recommend it! Amazing spots to visit
Be prepared to prioritize, as it is a lot of amazingness in one day. However, it is 100% worth it! Thumbs up. And N
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R3741LQvijayv
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Fun
The experience was great fun. Our guide and driver Mel and Joe were fun and kept the trip entertaining. Would defin
monideepad
monideepad
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Traveling through time with History and Heritage
My son and I were very disappointed when our tour to Warwick Castle, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and Cotswold was c
Krrrfox
Krrrfox
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If you only take one tour…make it this.
I️’m not going to lie - I️ was originally very concerned this would be too ambitious for one day and we would drop
marijkemaes
marijkemaes
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Great day!
Mel was an amazing guide with great fun facts and stories! He even managed to fix my morning mood with that infecti
Marianagorges
Marianagorges
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Long day but lovely
Everything was great, England is absolutely stunning, so much history, all three sites incredible; Windsor castle w
KatherineT1464
KatherineT1464
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and The baths!
Our guide, Nicholas was very knowledgeable and interesting beyond fact on the sights. It was a great experience an
NoelAntonioCortes
NoelAntonioCortes
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What An Immersive Experience!
From early on, our Tour Guide Mel was full of energy and tons of knowledge. Our bus driver, Joe, got us all around
Jennie33083
Jennie33083
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Great day trip!
Mel was amazing! I have lived in London for a year and went on this trip with my visiting parents. I learned so muc
PK-PHP
PK-PHP
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Great day
Peter was delightful and very knowledgeable. Great trip to see a lot , including great countryside in a day. Highly
kalienut
kalienut
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Perfect way to see so many sites
This trip was really cool, I would highly recommend. We also had an amazing guide and driver, thanks Peter for bein
isaac290
isaac290
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12hr tour
Nick and Dennis, thanks so much for such an extraordinary tour experience...i indeed enjoyed every bit of it. The w
Mariesf35
Mariesf35
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Yes yes and yes !
Mel made our day so special! great sense of humour, positive energy all along, looking after us ! so much knowledge
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