The original "Classic" 'Trail offers you the opportunity to learn more about the events and episodes involving Britain's most famous intelligence services - MI5 and MI6 - throughout the decades.
Although the tour will begin with a tip of the hat to Bond's creator Lt. Cmdr. Ian Fleming and his own wartime naval intelligence activities, the tour is about real people, real events, and real consequences. And of course, real locations!
You'll get the chance to discover what has REALLY happened in British intelligence away from the fictional worlds of James Bond, George Smiley, and Harry Pearce. As a result THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL is not suitable for under-18's.
Given the sheer wealth of material available, the stories and locations selected on one day may vary from another. But you'll be treated to a veritable mix of locations and tales recounted, and assured of an introduction to some of the worst spy traitors to damage the British intelligence services before and during the Cold War, as well as the odd hero or two. There may also be some Middle Eastern intrigue as well!
Also revealed are the locations of a secret passageway or two And for good measure there's also a cock-up or two!
The Trail comes highly recommended from the professionals themselves: beware of imitations!
- Learn about the British intelligence services - MI5 and MI6 - over the last 100 years
- Understand key episodes and personalities spanning several decades.
- The activities, consequences - and downfalls - of some of Britain's worst spy traitors
- Find out the location of not one but two secret passageways.
AVAILABILITY: Private tours
RENDEZVOUS POINT (RVP): Royal Marines Memorial, The Mall
NEAREST STATION (START): Charing Cross (Overground, and Undergrond - Northern, Bakerloo lines)
NEAREST STATION (END): St. James's Park (Underground - District line)
Use the Transport for London Journey Planner on the right to find your best transport options to arrive at the RVP. The exact RVP location can be found on the Google map below.