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THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL

Royal Marines Memorial | The Mall (near Admiralty Arch), London WC2N 5DX, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
01753 290007
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Owner description: MI5. MI6. KGB. CIA. There's sex, violence, treachery, and double-crossing aplenty on London's in-depth intelligence and espionage guided walk, as you... more » Owner description: MI5. MI6. KGB. CIA. There's sex, violence, treachery, and double-crossing aplenty on London's in-depth intelligence and espionage guided walk, as you discover what has REALLY gone on in the worlds of MI5 and MI6 in central London - the spy capital of the world. Walk past the locations where departments were based and key operations undertaken from, with your guide 'Mr. X'. "Highly recommended" by the professionals themselves! Adults only. Group tours available. « less
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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In January of this 2014 I took Agent Xs new tour, through the heart of Whitehall, with two other friends, and, despite the cold and rain,,it was very good! Agent X is truly a master of the subject, and presents the topic very well! I heartily recommend The Intelligence trail to all who enjoy a good spy story, very well... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I booked this tour for my husband's birthday as a surprise and it did not disappoint. From the moment we met Mr X, we were whisked on a private tour of espionage and treachery in Central London. Mr X was an excellent tour guide, and willing to answer any questions we had about the secret services. The tour was crammed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Two of us took this tour with Agent X (Brian) on an afternoon in January 2014. It takes roughly 2.5 hours but can last longer depending on the route that you take. It was so interesting to learn about the history of buildings that you would otherwise walk straight past and not notice. Brian is an expert in his field... More

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My day on the Intelligence Trail in London was a truly memorable experience. Brian Gray delivered an in depth and fascinating tour that took me to locations both famous and infamous, and he made the past come to life with his anecdotes and intimate details. As an author, I am unable to spend thirty seconds with a subject matter expert... More

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

I first toured with Agent X in October of 2011,,and found it a fascinating tour...In January of this year we did a private tour,,and the subject was so interesting it lasted almost 4 hours!! Bryan is an expert on the subject,,and his knowledge makes one wonder who he REALLY works for ...all in all a great experience!

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Intelligencetrail, Head of Marketing at THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL, responded to this review

Hello Peter! Thanks for your kind words and so glad - and flattered - that you chose to bring along some of your family as well as yourself this time around. As for four hours: was it really?! I'm reckoning that we'd finished the tour in just over three (I don't clock watch, see!) but then carried on pondering various... More

Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

A definite activity for those who love James Bond, MI5, and Cold War espionage. Brian (Mr. X) was very knowledgeable and passionate about all things "spy". The 2.5 hour walk was very easy and gave us great insight into areas of the city that we would have otherwise not seen as tourists...including a beautiful stroll through St. James Park...or shall... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was in London for a few days and i wanted to go on a Spy Trail. I chose The Intelligence Trail. It turned out to be an excellent tour. Not too long but very informative and enjoyable. The guide (Brian) was an excellent guide, friendly, informative and very clear. The tour was overall superb, (I went on the "Classic"... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We enjoyed the tour. Mr X was very knowledgeable. He had some fascinating stories and took you to places where secret things happened. It is recommended. The only thing I would like changed is possibly a few modern stories as most were old. There are very obvious reasons for this (national security) however if there is any way round this... More

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Thank you for your kind words, and I'm glad you enjoyed the 'Trail. Regarding your comment about more recent events being covered in the 'Trail, the Classic 'Trail does have the opportunity to cover 2-3 relatively recent events/stories. That said, the aim of the Classic tour is to provide a variety of highlights which can span from the 1900's to... More

Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I went on The Intelligence Trail this last Sunday,,Oct 30th,,and found it excellent..Our guide, Mr X, is very knowledgable and is willing to answer any questions as we wound our way through the heart of Whitehall,,,tour takes a little over 2.5 hours, and again,,is well worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Did this brilliant tour today. I emerged thoroughly intrigued despite having no previous knowledge or particular interest in the spy world. My brother, an avid reader of spy fiction, thought it was excellent too. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and very generous with his time, expertly answering all our questions throughout and after the tour. Highly recommended.

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