Cambridge Spies

Spies, Lies and Double Agents

What do James Bond, the new £50 note and the Queen’s art collection have in common?  They are all connected with famous spies.  But what you may not know is that all these spies were educated at Cambridge.

Since Tudor times Cambridge, more than any other place, has been the university where experts in espionage have learned their trade and been recruited as agents of the British government or its enemies.

On this 90 minute walking tour your Green Badge guide will show you where Queen Elizabeth I’s spymaster made his name and tell you stories of code breakers, witch hunters and Russian agents

Learn how secrets are kept and betrayed.  And remember, you never know who may be listening, so take care who you tell.

For more details (calendar, QRcode, etc) see the Tours page.

Tickets are non refundable, but we will try to transfer you to another tour if possible.

Private tours may be available in Spanish, Russian, French, German, Cantonese, Mandarin or Putonghua. For further info, contact us at

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