London’s Spymasters

(92 customer reviews)

St James's Park Underground Station (Broadway/Petty France exit)

Guided by Dan Parry

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
24 February 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter
30 March 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
27 April 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
25 May 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
29 June 2024 Special 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

 

Step into the shadows of Westminster and discover covert locations where spies, assassins and duplicitous double agents plied their trade. Visiting the smartest corners of London, we peer into a murky world marked by treason and treachery, betrayal and murder.

From the wartime HQ of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) to the exceptionally discreet apartment of C, (‘M ‘in the Bond films), we walk in the footsteps of officers and agents who shaped history. Some of them managed Enigma – WWII’s greatest secret; others deviously created the biggest deception operation of the war.

AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT, MEET YOUR GUIDE

MORE ON THE WALK…

Some planned covert Cold War actions, a few gave away information on all of the above and one or two recently revealed GCHQ’s modern-day London secrets.

Visiting shadowy locations that are rarely seen, we pass Ian Fleming’s wartime office, the glamorous house once used by SIS as a recruitment centre and the beautiful garden that witnessed an ugly assassination. Guided by Dan Parry

“For decades to come the spy world will continue to be the collective couch where the subconscious of each nation is confessed.” – John le Carre

Want to find out more about wonderful Westminster? Check out our other Westminster tours.

92 reviews for London’s Spymasters

  1. Anne Murray

    A fascinating afternoon full of wonderful stories and anecdotes from Dan who is so on top of his game on this subject. Even with a fair knowledge of some of the events described there was a lot of new information to be gleaned and Dan was a very entertaining and engaging guide. I only hope that a future visit to London will coincide with any of Dan’s walks as would be very keen to hear more from him.

  2. LYNNE BIBERDORF

    Dan was the perfect guide for this fascinating walk… knowledgeable, experienced, humorous and passionate about the subject. He was a true professional. His pace and voice projection was also ideal for our large group. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will look for any other walks that Dan leads. Thank you!

  3. Jenny B

    Another very enjoyable walk with Dan. He obviously has a great depth of knowledge on the subject but was able to convey the detail with a clarity which I found easy to understand. As with Dan’s Pirates, Press-Gangs and Execution Dock walk, I found the balance of background history, stories and humour really brought the characters and the area to life and all delivered with energy and enthusiasm. I look forward to joining the Spies & Special Forces walk in the near future.

  4. Maggie Mainland

    What a great walk! Ive done dozens of London Walks and they never disappoint. Dan was brilliant and witty and blew me away with his spy stuff. Thank you will defo book the other walk he does about spies. And to boot the weather was am6 which always helps on these walks.
    Thanks Dan. Lovely aftery

  5. Perer Leonard

    Having read most of the usual books on the subject, I was surprised how much I learnt from Dan’s walk, not just the anecdotes, but gaining an understanding of the specific locations in relation to each other, all told with a deep knowledge and with good humour, making the afternoon very pleasant and time well spent.

  6. Suzanne and Nick

    Dan recounted true tales packed with intrigue and quirky twists that brought the streets of London to life. Hearing his in-depth and often first-hand knowledge of spies of the 20th and 21st centuries meant a couple of hours very well spent.

  7. Mani

    Dan’s expertise and passion for London’s spy history were truly contagious. He had a wealth of stories and anecdotes to share, each one more fascinating than the last. I learned so much about the city’s hidden secrets and the remarkable figures who played a role in espionage there.

  8. Elaine moore

    Excellent walk from Dan, really knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Looking forward to booking on his next spymasters walk , hopefully in the near future.

  9. John Mc

    This was a great tour – really entertaining and informative. Dan added detail and colour to stories, even where you might know some of the basics of the stories and history. He’s also got an easy going approach and is open to questions throughout. Good value for money and highly recommended.

  10. Patrick

    Dan is an outstanding story teller and delivers the cloak-and-dagger tales of London’s spies with great skill and enthusiasm. I’d highly recommend this very entertaining tour.

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