Fun stories and James Bond locations in the quaint neighbourhood of Chelsea
Get off the beaten track and join me in West London. This walk is focused around the Chelsea district. It's a beautiful place, the buildings centuries old and a wonderful hodgepodge of different styles.
Chelsea has many famous past residents, from Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain to The Rolling Stones. It's a huge draw for spy fans, as John le Carré set his stories here, and the life of James Bond can be traced in locations ranging from his London address to where Ian Fleming lived and wrote Bond's first adventure, 'Casino Royale' (on a golden typewriter he bought specifically for the task, of course).
And to make the James Bond aspect of the tour complete, we'll take in views of MI6 and Vauxhall Bridge which appear in many recent Bond films.
We'll meet at your hotel, or other agreed location in London.
During the tour we'll visit:
- King's Road
- Royal Avenue (the London address of James Bond)
- The old Chelsea Drugstore
- The quaint backstreets of Chelsea
- The old home of A. A. Milne, where the Winnie-the-Pooh books were written
- St Margaret's Church, where Charles Dickens was married
- Cheyne Walk
- Chelsea Embankment
- Writer's Block
- The medieval Chelsea Old Church
- MI6 and Vauxhall Bridge
At the end, we'll finish back at your hotel, or other agreed upon spot.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll meet you at your hotel (or any other convenient location). We'll then make our way to Chelsea to begin the tour.
End location: The tour will end in Chelsea. There are nice locations around here for lunch, or the guide can escort you back to your hotel (or anywhere else you'd like to go).
Duration: 3 hours
This tour usually takes 3 hours.
We'll take a traditional London Black Cab to Central London, from there the whole tour is walkable. We'll then go back to your hotel via Black Cab. So all necessities are included in the cost of this tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 £ - This is a short walk, so no refreshments are included in the tour. You might want to buy refreshments or have lunch after the tour.
I'm not a driver guide but can arrange transportation on request.
I'm an outdoor walking tour guide and don't specialize in going inside places of interest such as Westminster Abbey.
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Jason was fantastic! We had a rather unusual tour request -- to get into a few west London neighborhoods and really understand the areas and the culture of each. We left understanding the city and the specific areas in which we were interested. Jason was able to accommodate our needs and even be flexible when we had additional requests during the day. He was also funny and east to travel with and slipped some great trivia and history in along the way. I highly recommend Jason for a London tour!