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02 Apr 2014

LONDON – THE JAMES BOND WAY 0  

Posted in Film, London Reporter

The London Film Museum in Covent Garden is now the home of  the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles ever exhibited in London. The exhibition, which is open 7 days a week until the end of 2014, features  a wide range of vehicles, miniature models, action sequence boards, vehicle concept art and props from all of the James Bond films including ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1, from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, 1964 and the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, 1995.

Bond In Motion London Film Museum

Inspired by this exhibition, we decided to create a an itinerary for Bond fans to experience London, the James Bond way.

9am.  Shop on Saville Row, Mayfair to make sure you look the part

Remember that time when you saw James Bond wearing something other than a high end tailored dark suit or tuxedo? Nor do we. Although with research (or a sharper memory than us) you will find the occasional casual outfit, Agent 007’s wardrobe is pretty much full of suits, tuxedos and a poplin or oxford shirts – all of them made from the highest quality fabrics and fitting perfectly.  So if you really want t experience London like James Bond, then it’s time to take a trip to Saville Row, located just a few streets away from The May Fair. Since the late 18th Century, tailors on Saville Row (previously  known as Saville St)  has been the destination for bespoke tailoring for the rich, famous and influential London society.

James Bond in Skyfall

 

11am. Hire a Private Chauffeur to drive you around London in a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Jame Bond style doesn’t end with the wardrobe, equally important is the car he drives, so on your mission to visit some of the landmark London locations Agent Bond has been seen in, make sure you’re seen getting around in the right car! This private tour will take you around to 15 Bond film locations in Rolls Royce Silver Shadow,  the car  Zhukovsky travels in from The World Is Not Enough.

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

3pm. Go to the Bond In Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum

It’s what inspired us to write this blog post in the first place, and really is a highlight of our one day London – The James Bond Way itinerary. Featuring the actual cars used from the James Bond movies, this is your chance to see how the cars, central ‘characters’  to all movies,  have evolved over time as well as check out some of the fancy Bond car gadgets. The London Film Museum is in Covent Garden.

The Jaguar XKR on location

5pm. Go on a high speed boat chase on the River Thames

The private tour of London is a great experience, but it is missing one key aspect of the way Bond travels – speed! So take to the water with  The Ultimate MI6 Spy Experience and what London wizz by on route to the O2 to the tune of your favourite bond songs.

7pm. Stylishly sip on a cocktail

Chances are you know how James Bond likes his favourite cocktail to be served. Whether you prefer Martinis or Mojitos (or any other type of cocktail) , make sure you choose a classy venue surrounded by stylish people. The May Fair Bar is an award winning London bar that is regularly frequented by influential Londoners and visitors alike.

Cocktails at the May Fair Bar

late. Stay in an exclusive suite

Ever wonder how 007 has the energy to live one action packed day after another? Easy, he gets a good night’s sleep! The May Fair Suites collection offers the largest and most iconic suites in London, but the one that we think James Bond would choose to stay in is the Ebony Suite, complete with futuristic facilities, stylish black interiors and a large terrace with panoramic views of London.

Stay Stylish, stay in the Ebony Suite in Mayfair

 

The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962 and is based on the books by Mayfair born, Ian Flemming.

 

 

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