Not even James Bond was a match for a global pandemic.
Sure, if the virus were a superweapon dreamed up by a nefarious supervillain ensconced deep in a mountain hideout, 007 would have undoubtedly foiled his world-ruining plan and then run off with his girlfriend. But as it was, COVID-19 made James Bond wait. And a year and a half after his latest chapter, No Time to Die, was slated to hit screens, it’s finally opening in theaters.
Coincidentally, the release of Daniel Craig’s last movie as Bond coincides with the UK (the country that gave us 007) opening its borders to vaccinated United States travelers without even so much as a COVID test.
You don’t have to be Le Chiffre to deduce these two events make for a perfect season to Bond-cation in the UK. With everything from legendary filming locales to Bond-themed dinners and the birthplace of the Bond Martini to see, London and its surroundings are a 007 fan’s dream trip. With open borders and airfares lower than usual, here’s how to see the city like the world’s greatest spy.