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Cold War Spies of Mayfair

ELondon, United Kingdom

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We will walk around some of London's most famous spy districts. Learn all about the secret places connected to the most famous spies, real and imagined.

Walking through Mayfair, you will learn about murder by radioactive metal, and see the buildings used by the spies themselves. An international mystery tour featuring betrayal, ideology, fear and arrogance. See the real-life buildings where James Bond and friends would have worked. We also have several John le Carré stories too: he is the writer behind The Night Manager and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Most of the stories are Cold War including Kim Philby, Tomás Harris, Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean.

My walks are carefully researched but not completely scripted, which gives me time to change things up in response to questions. There will be a maximum of 10 people on your tour which keeps things intimate and guarantees you can hear every word. It also means you can influence the subjects too. To help bring the stories to life I will sometimes pass around a tablet so you can see photos of the people we're talking about.

A heady mix of suspicion and paranoia awaits.
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Lots of photo opportunities in London's most exclusive and exotic neighbourhood. Bring a coat, or sunscreen, or both. And an umbrella. Even if it's sunny.
We will walk around some of London's most famous spy districts. Learn all about the secret places connected to the most famous spies, real and imagined.

Walking through Mayfair, you will learn about murder by radioactive metal, and see the buildings used by the spies themselves. An international mystery tour featuring betrayal, ideology, fear and arrogance. See the real-life buildings where James Bond and friends would have worked. We…

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I'm a novelist and spy expert, and I'm passionate about bringing the secret world to a wide audience. I have lived and worked in London for twenty years. I love John le Carré, Ian Fleming's James Bond, Len Deighton and many more. I read spy fiction avidly, and I write spy novels too. Join me for a tour of London's spy secrets.
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You'll see the buildings used by the British secret services after the second world war. Grosvenor Square, site of the old US Embassy, Shepherd Market, the embassies of Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Some famous KGB dead letter boxes. The former home of MI5, the one where John le Carré worked. An apartment used by Kim Philby and friends. The Mayfair architecture of Cold War spying is just as captivating as the stories of the spies themselves.

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Scott
2018 Novemba
Paul conducted an interesting and well thought out tour. He was very knowledgeable and obviously had a good passion for the spy world. Overall it was a very pleasant tour. Would recommend.
Mark
2017 Disemba
Paul brings the streets of Mayfair during the Cold War to life! Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the topic, I learnt so much and would happily do the walk again as there is so much to explore. A must for anyone with an interest in Cold war espionage and intrigue.
Paul brings the streets of Mayfair during the Cold War to life! Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the topic, I learnt so much and would happily do the walk again as ther…
Diksha
2017 Disemba
Booked this one for my husband... He enjoyed the content and the places the tour went but felt that the facts could be told in a more story telling style. Paul was very knowledgeable and new his stuff well.
Diane
2017 Okthoba
Great presentation Paul is very well versed on spies and we came away learning many new facts and opinions Well worth going and highly recommend Diane and Michael
Coleen
2017 Septemba
This is a walking and learning type of experience. The Mayfair area is one of the poshest in London, so the visuals along the walk alone were simply grand! Paul seemed very knowledgeable about his subject and highly interested in it. He was also open to adding any additional information to his bank of knowledge, from new sources. Paul focussed on relating real, true spy stories to us, rather than those from fictional movies and books. That was nice. Paul's delivery was instructional via engaging story-telling and there were plenty of opportunities to ask questions. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would recommend this experience to any spy enthusiast!
This is a walking and learning type of experience. The Mayfair area is one of the poshest in London, so the visuals along the walk alone were simply grand! Paul seemed very knowled…
Jacci
2017 Septemba
Paul is very knowledgable about spies of the era and tells lots of stories that bring that time to life. He is happy to discuss, or answer questions as they arise. It was well paced and very enjoyable...

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