The long awaited release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, is finally over! And London is going all out with the Bond-inspired events. From immersive dining experiences to afternoon teas finished with Bond’s favourite, a Martini, there’s so many events to get involved in.
We’ve rounded up our favourites, so all that’s left to do is don your tux or dress to impress like a Bond-girl. Here are the best Bond themed events hitting London over the next few weeks that are set to shake, not stir.
Ready for the Bond magic to be brought to life before your very eyes? The Distillery, in Notting Hill, is putting on quite the theatrical show inspired by the fictional character.
Brought to life by the creators of the Ginstutute sessions, the James Bond Experience will see you taken on a decadent evening filled with five courses and cocktails. Their storytellers will take you through an immersive adventure, exploring the likes of the Martini, Champagne, Bourbon and more of James Bond’s favourite luxuries.
Running every Thursday, it’s one every Bond lover needs to try out at least once.
For the Bond aficionados, look to The Rubens on the Palace’s On Her Majesty’s Service event for a night of live music, Champagne, luxury dining and, of course, 007 martinis.
Running on Friday 29th October, the evening will kick off with Champagne and canapés in the Palace Lounge, which overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace – that’s certainly a view Bond would approve of. A seven-course meal paired with Champagne, wines and the best of 007 martinis will follow, alongside Bond classics and live music in The English Grill.
For those who love to make a bet, there’ll be roulette, poker and blackjack tables available to use to end this black-tie event.
Bond fiends, book in for Fulham Road Picturehouse’s foodie packed evening. The popular Fulham Road cinema is getting its Bond screenings off with a bang. This Friday 1st October, book your tickets to No Time to Die and enjoy an hour of canapés and drinks prior to the screening.
Don your best Bond girl frock or dress to impress with a tux, order in your Martini and enjoy the Bond themed adventures that await you.
When: Friday 1st October
Where: Fulham Road Picturehouse, 142 Fulham Road, SW10 9QR
Helping to combine your two favourite things – Bond and afternoon tea – together is The Milestone Hotel. Available for an exclusive time only, the famed hotel will be offering The Art of Bond afternoon tea, in celebration of the release of the 25th James Bond Film, No Time to Die.
With The Royal Albert Hall within walking distance of the hotel, it’s the perfect place to head to after watching the new film to keep the spirit of Bond alive for a little while longer. Expect a luxury experience accompanied by a Martini – shaken, not stirred obviously.
For those Bond fans who can wait a little longer to catch the movie on the big screen should book in for Regent Street Cinema’s exciting Q&A with Bond’s screenwriters.
Running Thursday 14th October, join Robert Wade and Neil Purvis – the screenwriters of seven Bond films, including The World is not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre – for a live, in-person interview led up film and TV critic Rhianna Dhillon.
Following the Q&A where you can ask the two screenwriters to spill all, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and see Daniel Craig up to his old – and final – tricks.
After you’ve gorged on popcorn, Sprite and all of Craig’s antics at the cinema, head down to Canary Wharf to see the magic continue with Janine Johnson’s Bond-themed performance.
This Friday, Johnson will perform hits including ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Skyfall’, and ‘Diamonds are Forever’, alongside other Bond favourites. Sip on Martinis and Champagne, all while singing along to your favourite theme tunes and tapping your toes to the beat.