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“Definitely worth sniffing out, whatever the weather.”

The Intelligence Trail
Ranked #354 of 708 Tours in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: MI5. MI6. KGB. CIA. There's sex, violence, treachery, and double-crossing aplenty on London's in-depth intelligence and espionage guided walk, as you discover what has REALLY gone on in the worlds of MI5 and MI6 in central London - the spy capital of the world. Walk past the locations where departments were based and key operations undertaken from, with your guide 'Mr. X'. "Highly recommended" by the professionals themselves! Adults only. Group tours available.
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“Definitely worth sniffing out, whatever the weather.”
Reviewed 4 February 2011

It was icy cold, like a bad day at the Kremlin, but by the end of our two and a half hour walk, we were warmed through with enough tales of espionage and double double crossing to make us feel as if we'd just spent the afternoon sipping rum and coke with Ian Fleming at Goldeneye. Mr "X", our intelligence officer for the afternoon, came armed with a never-ending array of tales of secrecy, skulduggery and derring-do that opened our eyes to many of the secrets that lurk behind the doors, windows and even balconies of central London. A definite must for anyone who's tired of monuments, galleries and shopping.

Visited February 2011
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great guide, fascinating tour”
Reviewed 3 February 2011

An interesting and insightful walking tour taking in sites that even a Londoner didn't know existed. An absolute must for anyone with even a remote interest in the world of espionage. Some fascinating sites, buildings and landmarks. The guide's knowledge of the relevant history, both in the UK and internationally. was second to none and I would definitely recommend this company to both London residents and tourists alike!

Visited January 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“A great taster to espionage in London - it leaves you wanting to know more!”
Reviewed 23 January 2011

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in our secret services. It is a great tour, with professional & knowledgeable guide and a really good way to learn about the world of espionage.

Visited January 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent, informative and very enjoyable!”
Reviewed 13 December 2010

From beginning to end this trail was full of fascinating information and quirky facts. It gave a great insight into the intelligence agencies, their agents and operations over the years while keeping it light hearted and humourous which makes a great difference on a 2 hr 30min outdoor trail, especially when its freezing! While giving an account of key happenings, colourful and more shady characters the trail also includes viewing the buildings occupied by the agencies over the last century. It is like a crash course on the world of 'espionage' and is a must for anyone interested in history, security and intelligence, James Bond or indeed anything 'Spy' but would also appeal to those who just want to participate in an interesting tour in London!! It was very enjoyable and has made me even more interested in the world of 'Intelligence' The guide was excellent. He communicated very well and kept it very interesting thoughout. It was real value for money!!

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