World War Two Spy Tour

  • Get the real spy stories from the war and discover the very secret locations.

  • Duration icon2 H
    Participants icon4 - 10
    Offered in English
  • World War Two Spy Tour

  • Get the real spy stories from the war and discover the very secret locations.

  • Duration icon2 H
    Participants icon4 - 10
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Paul D
    Photo of Paul D

    I am a spy author and tour guide with a deep life-long interest in espionage. I have lived and worked in London for twenty years. Join me for a tour of London's secrets.

  • What you will see and do

    Join us outside Selfridges for a 2-hr walking tour of Baker Street. You'll see the wartime HQ of SOE, the Special Operations Executive, and a number of other espionage locations and wartime offices.

    We look at the stories behind people such as Vera Atkins and Christine Granville, the women of SOE's French section. You will learn the truth about the 'house pyjamas', how a spy's dog gave him away, and where Anthony Blunt worked as a Russian spy in Portman Square.

    Although Sherlock Holmes wasn't a spy, we do stop outside his house! You will become a World War Two spy yourself for the duration of this tour. Focusing on spies real and imagined, hosted by a lifelong John le Carré fan and author.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    We walk and talk throughout the two hours, and I'll also bring photos to help tell the story.
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    No refreshments and only limited rest stops. Be prepared to stand and walk for two hours.
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • We meet outside Selfridges on the corner of Duke Street and Oxford Street. This is close to Bond Street tube station and Bus Stop 'BC'.

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