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Ian Fleming Birthday Walk Celebration

By: FSWL team
Ian Fleming birthday walk celebration
Celebrate the birthday of James Bond author Ian Fleming on May 28, 2016 with a walking tour of Fleming's London life. And a cocktail. Or two.

This special birthday celebration is a collaboration between Artistic Licence Renewed and Maxus Movie Walks.

The walking tour of Ian’s City life starts at 5pm from Bank tube 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.

The tour will culminate at the Apex Hotel Bar right outside Ian Fleming’s old writing office at Mitre Court in London for drinks at 7pm.

The event also boasts some special guests including Sophie Harley (jewellery designer for two Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace), Jon Lys Turner (author of an upcoming biography of Richard Chopping and the illustrator of many Ian Fleming Bond novels), Brian Lett (author of Ian Fleming and SOE’s Operation Postmaster), Trevor Scobie (designer of three of John Gardner’s James Bond book covers), Remmert van Braam of Bond Lifestyle and many more.

The walk will take place in the heart of London, and 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 his 1959 novel 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)

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

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Visit the official event page of Ian Fleming Birthday Walk & Celebration to book your tickets:



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