Locations

The Maiden’s Tower, Istanbul

September 21st, 2011 by

It has recently been revealed that permission has been granted for Bond 23 to shoot on location in Istanbul, already well used in From Russia With Love and featuring at the end of The World Is Not Enough. In this article we take a look at the Maiden’s Tower, which served as M’s prison in […]

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Visit the “For Your Eyes Only” monastery in Greece – Agia Triada

July 25th, 2011 by

For the finale of For Your Eyes Only (1981) – the twelfth James Bond film and the fourth to star Roger Moore – Melina Havelock and Colombo assist 007 to gain access to an abandoned Greek monastery where Kristatos plans to hand over the top secret ATAC over to KGB chief General Gogol. The monastery […]

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Villa Gaeta, Italy

June 8th, 2011 by

Towards the end of Casino Royale, James Bond tracks Mr White down to a villa on the shores of an Italian lake. Bond calls Mr White’s phone; when he asks who is calling Bond shoots him in the leg and Mr White hits the floor. Bond steps into the frame; “The name’s Bond… James Bond”, he answers as the James Bond Theme blasts out and – at the London premiere at least – the audience cheer.

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MI6 Headquarters – Vauxhall Cross, London

March 30th, 2011 by

While it may not be on the list of top sightseeing attractions for most visitors to London, James Bond fans with some time on their hands may want to visit the MI6 headquarters at Vauxhall Cross, which has appeared in several of the recent films, including the Thames boat chase in The World Is Not […]

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Verzasca Dam, Switzerland

January 26th, 2011 by

When Pierce Brosnan made his James Bond debut in Goldeneye (1995) it was with an extraordinary stunt; a 220-metre bungee jump from the top of a dam that allowed 007 to infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility. The jump, which was voted the best movie stunt of all time by Sky Movies in 2002, […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun: sunset in Jamaica

January 14th, 2011 by

In the last of our series of articles about Jamaica we take a look at what happened to 007 when sent after Francisco “Pistols” Scaramanga. For more about James Bond’s experiences on the island also see Live And Let Die: The Jamaica Version and Doctor No: a ‘holiday’ in Jamaica. James Bond’s return to Jamaica […]

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Doctor No: a ‘holiday’ in Jamaica

December 5th, 2010 by

In this article we continue our look at Jamaica, where every winter Ian Fleming sat down to write his next James Bond adventure. In Live And Let Die: The Jamaica Version we followed 007 on a road trip across the island. This time we take a look at what happened when he returned a few […]

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Live And Let Die: The Jamaica Version

October 26th, 2010 by

Following on from our look at Jamaica, the Caribbean island where Ian Fleming owned a house and wrote all the James Bond adventures, we take a look at the road trip taken by 007 on the trail of Mr Big in Live And Let Die. When Ian Fleming wrote Live And Let Die, James Bond […]

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Jamaica, the birthplace of James Bond

September 30th, 2010 by

Jamaica is probably the country that should be associated with 007; it is at his house there named Goldeneye that Ian Fleming wrote all the James Bond stories.

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Hotel Cala Di Volpe

July 12th, 2010 by

James Bond arrives in Sardinia in The Spy Who Loved Me, where he and Anya Amasova – agent XXX of the KGB – check into Hotel Cala di Volpe on the Costa Smeralda. After visiting the base of Stromberg they are chased by his henchmen, culminating in Bond driving his Lotus Esprit into the water, […]

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