Tradecraft London: exclusive spy event announced for May

Tradecraft London, planned for the weekend of 19th-22nd May, aims to offer an unforgettable three-days of lectures and private tours related to spycraft and counter-espionage from past, present and future.

Aston Martin DB10

Staying at Dukes Hotel, whose bar Ian Fleming is said to have sometimes frequented, you’ll be instructed by expert guides from the fields of intelligence, government, hacking, and special operations on on all aspects of modern espionage.

The itinerary includes dinner at Scott’s, Fleming’s favourite restaurant (and James Bond’s too) , a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms at the Imperial War Museum, arriving at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich on a high speed Rigid Inflatable Boat, a visit to the exclusive Clerment Club casino, and a private showing of the Aston Martin DB10 attended by Aston Martin’s Head Designer and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.

The event finishes with a guided tour through James Bond’s drinks from the books and films at private wine club, 67 Pall Mall. Starting with a Vesper martini, Tom Harrow will take you through a variety of drinks including top Champagne marques, sake, clarets and, finally, Old Solera Oloroso Sherry.

Guides include a blackhat hacker, former CIA operatives (including one who was on the team hunting Bin Laden) and counter-terrorism experts.

The price comes in at a whopping $14,995, which includes everything but your airfare, but it is an exclusive event limited to just 30. If you’re interested you can register at the Tradecraft London website.

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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