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Wartime London with Spy & Espionage Tour -Combination small group tour

London
| 7 hours 30 minutes

Overview

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Category: Tours
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

Pass through Whitehall, where along the way you’ll see the statues dedicated to notable Allied figures including Churchill, Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, as well as several monuments dedicated the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph- the site of Britain’s national war memorial.

Pass By: Parliament Square, Westminster, London England

Pass through Parliament Square en-route to Whitehall, where along the way you’ll see the statues dedicated to notable Allied figures including Churchill, Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt at Grosvenor Square and Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris at St. Clement Danes Church, as well as several monuments dedicated the Battle of Britain, Women of WWII and the Cenotaph - the site of Britain’s national war memorial.

Pass By: Victoria Embankment, London England

Pass by Embankment and see the Battle of Britain Memorial. It was unveiled on 18 September 2005, the 65th anniversary of the Battle, by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The core of the monument is a number of scenes, not just of the Battle of Britain itself, but also related topics of both military and ordinary life at that time.


Pass By: St. James' Square, London SW1Y 4JU England

See the building where ‘Operation Overlord’ wad planned, including the Allied landings on D-Day – the largest air, naval and land operation in history.

Pass By: Park Lane, London England

Pass by Park Lane to see the Animals in War Memorial. The memorial was designed by English sculptor David Backhouse to commemorate the countless animals that have served and died under British military command throughout history. It was unveiled by Princess Anne in 2004.

Stop At: Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London England

Take a short guided walk around Grosvenor Square. See Eisenhower HQ, the old American Embassy, the Roosevelt Statue and the Eagle Squadrons Memorial.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

St James’s Park is the oldest of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of nearly 57 acres.

Surrounded by three palaces, the park is a popular filming location and was featured in the 2002 James Bond film 'Die Another Day'.

Stroll through the park with your storytelling guide to board your luxury mini-coach.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

See the home of MI6- famously featured in several James Bond movies - the headquarters of MI5 and visit the public 'dead drop' sites where spies exchanged top-secret information. Discover the locations used by Intelligence Services to recruit their agents, and be shaken and stirred by the stories of some of Britain's most infamous traitors and double agents who passed top-secret information on to the Soviets.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England

The tour will start and finish in style at the St Ermin's Hotel; former headquarter of MI6, where an original coded message written on silk hangers in the lobby - hunt it down and try to crack the code.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
Downing Street, where Neville Chamberlain broadcast the British declaration of war on Germany
See where Sir Winston Churchill delivered his VE Day speech to a jubilant British crowd
Compare wartime photos of key landmarks with their modern-day appearance
Listen to original news broadcasts from the day as though you are witnessing history
Feel the atmosphere of the 1940's with a vintage musical soundtrack
Compare images of key locations in the Blitz with their modern-day alternative
Gain an insight into Cold War espionage in London
Discover the real-life sites used as the headquarters for MI6
Learn about double agents who passed secrets to the Soviet Union
English Speaking professional guide and comfortable coach
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Grosvenor Square
Entry/Admission - St. James's Park
Entry/Admission - Thames River
Entry/Admission - Westminster

Location

Meeting point
1: The Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar House, 17-19 Cockspur St, St. James's, London SW1Y 5BL, UK
2: St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection, 2 Caxton St, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW, UK
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