Celebrate Ian Fleming’s Birthday with us!

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Ian Fleming on May 28, 2016!

This special evening, in collaboration between literary007.com and Maxus Movie Walks, will begin with a special walking tour of Ian’s City life at 5pm from Bank station.  This exclusive version of  the Maxus Walks Ian Fleming Tour will include the actor Michael Chance, who played Ian in the one-man show, The Man with the Golden Pen.

This special ticket-only event will be culminate at the Apex Hotel Bar right outside Ian Fleming’s old writing office at Mitre Court in London for drinks at 7pm.

Mitre Court, Fleming's writing office location

Photo: Literary007.com

The event also boasts some special guests including jewellery designer for the Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace Sophie Harley, the author of upcoming biography of Richard Chopping Jon Lys Turner, Brian Lett QC author of Ian Fleming and SOE’s Operation Postmaster, Trevor Scobie, Remmert Van Braam of Bond Lifestyle and many more!

NB: Tickets are £10 pre paid or £15 cash on the day.

Some of the locations on the walk include:

  • Reuters Statue (Ian Fleming worked there in 1931-32)
  • Throgmorton Avenue (Ian Fleming worked for Cull & Co. Merchant Bank 1933-35)
  • Bishopsgate (Ian Fleming worked for Rowe & Pitman stockbrokers 1935-1939)
  • Midland Bank site (the model for Goldfinger/Fort Knox safe theft)
  • Goldsmiths Hall (where Ian Fleming researched Goldfinger)
  • Printing House Square, Blackfriars (Ian Fleming worked for Sunday Times 1945-1957)
  • Serjeants Inn, Mitre Court, Fleet Street (Ian Fleming had his writing office here 1957-1964)
Photo: Maxus Walks

Photo: Maxus Walks

Tickets for the Walk + Cocktails are priced at £10 pre-booked or £15 cash on the day, but hurry as the event is limited to 20 people!

Reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ian-fleming-birthday-walk-celebration-tickets-24234122914

3 thoughts on “Celebrate Ian Fleming’s Birthday with us!

  1. Hello there to Tom, and all the associated Field Agents here at literary007,

    Just wanted to drop you a note to say that I had a really wonderful time doing the Ian Fleming Walking Tour, the weekend before last….! (I was there with my wife Jeanine — we were the American couple, now living here in Ol’ Blighty….!) The finale wrapping up in Mitre Court was especially lovely — you guys really pulled out all the stops, and it was massive good fun.

    It’s funny, because I was worried that my wife might be bored to tears, having me drag her around the city, learning about the arcana of the Bond universe — but she absolutely loved it….! She was especially enthralled with Sophie Harley, and with seeing the actual sketchbook for the ‘Algerian Love Knot’ that was designed for Casino Royale….

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the tour, and how much we enjoyed meeting all the intriguing people associated with the evening. (In fact, because of our lengthy chat with Edward in the courtyard, my wife is now enthused to host a little “James Bond”-themed dinner party, using some of Edward’s Flemingesque recipes…!)

    All my best…. Hope to catch you again at a future Fleming event….!

    — Dave the Rave

    • Dear David,

      Well, it doesn’t get much better than that, so thank you! On behalf of myself and Jon at Maxus Walks, we are thrilled you both had such a good time and that you are inspired.

      Consider yourselves part of the literary Bond family now.

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