What you need to know to complete your mission in London
Whilst in London you need to avoid enemy surveillance, whilst on our tour you will learn about the fascinating and intriguing stories and facts about espionage in London. Touching on the early roman city of Londinium, through to the Cold War with the KGB and todays sophisticated electronic surveillance which monitors your every move.
We offer you much more than a traditional sightseeing tour of London. Discover the secrets of the London streets. Discover the stories behind the famous landmarks. Have you got what it takes to become a spy?
On board Challenges
Whilst on board our tour bus you will need to blend in. There is a Junior Spy Challenge to keep the children alert and entertained and a Spy Code to break also.
Agent - The individual employed unofficially by an intelligence service as a source of information
Asset - A clandestine source, usually an agent.
Blown - Discovery of an agents activity or operation being exposed
Burnt - When an agent or officer is compromised
Clean - Unknown to enemy intelligence services
Controller - Also known as a handle. Person in charge of running agents.
Cover Story - The occupation or purpose of an agent. In keeping with an agents background and presence in the target area.
Double Agent - A spy who pretends to be working for one country, but in fact works for their enemy.
Dead Drop - A secret location where items or information can be left or exchanged
Escort - An officer assigned to lead a defector to escape
Front - Usually a legitimate business operation used to cover the actions and activities of an agency.
Legend - A comprehensive cover story created for an operative
Sleeper - AN agent who lives and works in a target country and is only acts when hostilities arise
Triple Agent - A spy who pretends to be a double agent for one side, but is in fact a double agent for the other.