Over the last half century, James Bond has become a household name, synonymous with everything that is suave, smart, and sexy. With over 20 hit movies, a massive fan base, and some of the most beautiful machines to ever be caught in a secret agent car chase, London recognizes that “Bond, James Bond” is worthy of its very own, very large exhibit. Why not spend a weekend and embrace it?
Bond and Car Fans Unite
Bond in Motion is featured at the London Film Museum — itself a fascinating look behind the scenes of cinema. This flashy exhibit includes props, models, gadgets, and vehicles from some of the classic 007 movies, such as the Aston Martin from “Goldeneye,” Lotus Espirit S1 from “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the Rolls Royce Phantom III as seen in “Goldfinger,” and even a smaller model of the helicopter used in the latest Bond hit, “Skyfall.”
The exhibit is perfectly family-friendly, inviting Bond lovers of all ages to indulge in the real-life versions of the most iconic 007 vehicles and props.
The museum is located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BN, England and is open daily. Tickets can be purchased online to save waiting time at the exhibit. There are value Family Tickets for sale, and kids under the age of 5 are granted entry at no cost.
A Weekend Adventure in London
If you’re staying in London overnight, check out one of the afforadable, nearby hotels like the humble Darlington Hyde Park. At just four miles away from the museum, this hotel features clean, quaint rooms, with options for suites and family rooms, too. The average rate is US$160/N, a great deal for a weekend stay, especially in the heart of London. They also have frequent special offers, including spring and summer discounts.
After a day at Bond in Motion, you can be sure to find lots of other family-friendly activities during your stay in London. Hyde Park features countless options for those wishing to enjoy a sunny day outside: swimming, bicycling, tennis, and horse back riding.
London also has countless tours, walks, and historical sites that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
If markets strike your fancy, Camden Market has shops, arts and crafts, restaurants, theatres, music, pubs, clubs, and many more ways to spend your day. Open everyday except for Christmas, Camden blossoms with endless entertainment for everyone in the family. For more information on the must-sees of London, check out our article on London Family Attractions.
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