James Bond’s London by Gary Giblin

A number of years ago I bought a copy of Gary Giblin’s “James Bond’s London” on Amazon. The book takes a pretty exhaustive look at the London locations from the books and films up until The World Is Not Enough, as well as locations related to Ian Fleming; in fact it was from Giblin that I first learnt that I had at one time worked in an office on Oxford Street a short distance from De Bry, where 007 bought his coffee.

James Bond's London

The information contained in the book is excellent and it includes plenty of black and white photos throughout. However, finding specific locations can be a bit of challenge due to the organisation of the information and there are no maps to help navigate around London.

Nonetheless, it is worthwhile having in your collection, especially if you’re planning a trip to London. Unfortunately it is long out of print and examples on Amazon cost several times the £20 or so I spent on it. Ideally I’d like to see it on Kindle; if anyone has Gary Giblin’s contact details I’d love you to put me in contact with him.

If you are interested in buying a copy (or just to check out the crazy prices) check out the book on Amazon UK and Amazon.com.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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2 Responses to “James Bond’s London by Gary Giblin”

  • 009

    What are the Ian Fleming haunts mentioned?

  • David Leigh

    Fleming locations include his birthplace, his Ebury Street flat, his office, the Admiralty… those kind of things. It’s a little difficult to pull out all the data due to how the book is organised.