Experience 007’s London this summer with American Express Travel

Although the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been dropping for several months, the fascination it has aroused among fans of Ian Fleming’s novels and 007 films has yet to fade.

It’s probably fair to say that the cinematic experience, combined with the character’s enduring legacy, inspired many Yanks to put England on their personal bucket lists. And now that international travel is back, with COVID-related restrictions lifted in both the US and UK, plenty of Americans are making London their next big-ticket destination.

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The full-service travel network American Express Travel has crafted curated itineraries specifically for fans of Ian Fleming’s super spy, so travelers can immerse themselves in the ultimate James Bond-inspired itinerary and follow the imaginative steps of everyone’s favorite secret agent.

Highlights of the itinerary:

Indulge in a Bond signature cocktail Travelers can classify them by ordering their signature Pond martini – jiggly, not sexy – at the newly opened Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow Airport. Or choose from a cocktail menu created by legendary mixologist Jim Meehan, including signature British concoctions like Wayne’s Collins – a blend of Tom Collins and White Negroni – or non-alcoholic recipes.

Discuss the art of bonding with a diamond expert Arranged on behalf of American Express Travel Consultants, guests can attend a special Diamonds Are Forever mini-learning course during a private visit to Sotheby’s on Bond Street, along with viewing the stunning Tiaras exhibit. Participants can discuss the art of bonding with a diamond custodian, and engage with rare insights and fascinating tales as they savor some refreshments.

Lunch at one of my favorite Bond restaurants – Visitors can enjoy a high-class special lunch at Scott’s, one of Bond’s favorite restaurants, and sample five of 007’s favorite dishes for themselves; All while listening to a Bond culinary expert tell captivating stories from Fleming’s famous spy novels.


London Bridge over the River Thames, London, England. (Image via Brendan Vacations)

Take a private ‘Bond’ river cruise along the Thames – A Bond movie wouldn’t be complete without a classic speedboat chase, but guests can treat themselves to a more relaxed version, enjoying a private Bond-themed cruise along the Thames with an expert guide. Along the banks of the river, they will encounter locations that have been marked or used as filming locations in Bond films and gain some behind-the-scenes access.

This summer brought some big hikes in airfares, but American Express cardholders can take advantage of the Buy Now, Pay Later feature, Plan It, to instantly book Delta flights and pay them in fixed-fee monthly instalments.

Customers can live a premium travel lifestyle without breaking the bank with the international airline American Express Travel programme. US Platinum Card members are granted exclusive access to lower fares when booking Premium Class tickets on over 20 participating international airlines.

For more information, visit amextravel.com.

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