5 ways to live the Bond lifestyle in Britain

Tuesday 09 April 2019

There’s something about our favourite spy that just epitomises style, sophistication and adventure. And with classy experiences, iconic architecture and breathtaking scenery, where better to emulate 007’s lifestyle than in his home country – Britain.

1. Hit top speed

Aston Martin ® Max Earey Aston Martin ® Max Earey

 

World-recognised British cars Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover both appear in SPECTRE, so the ultimate Bond experience has to be putting your foot down in one of these iconic vehicles. Aston Martin runs full-day Performance Driving Courses at their proving ground in Bedfordshire. Jaguar Land Rover has experience centres across the UK – choose to have your adventure on rugged Highland moors, crossing ancient castle bridges or tackling purpose-built test sites.

2. Shaken, not stirred…

Dukes Hotel London Where better to order a martini than at the bar where Bond creator Ian Fleming himself was supposed to have been inspired? Drop into Dukes in St James's, London, a classy bar to sip a martini - shaken, not stirred, naturally.

3. Straighten that bow tie

Close up view of the street sign on Savile Row, London London’s stylish shopping street Savile Row is the home of British bespoke tailoring and where the tuxedo – or dinner suit – first hit the world of fashion in 1846. Have fun strolling along this historic street doing some window shopping, or why not get measured up yourself and splash out on a special suit?! Nearby Jermyn Street is also lined with tailors that offer more affordable alternatives.

4. Indulge yourself

 

 

Get spruced up at Geo F. Trumper Gentleman’s barbers and perfumers in London's classy Mayfair. Sit back and relax with your face swathed in hot towels before being lathered and given a proper shave. While women can feel a million dollars when they get the 23 Carat Gold Facial and Body Ceremony at The Spa in Dolphin Square, London.

 

5. Escape to a Scottish hideaway

 

 

Where better to escape than to the heart of the Scottish Highlands? Find plenty of hotels in atmospheric settings, like Fonab Castle , which unsurprisingly is in a converted castle, complete with roaring fires, plenty of tartan soft furnishings and views over pine forests. If you’re still getting twitchy, head to Loch Lomond where you can go on a breathtaking Seaplane adventureTo celebrate the release of new James Bond movie SPECTRE we're offering the chance for you to win a trip to live the Bond lifestyle in Britain!

 

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