Live Like Bond: M's Bombproof Secret Lair!


If you’ve ever dreamed about living in your own spy HQ, the perfect home is often only a few keystrokes away - provided you have a few million to spare.

In 2020 the former HQ of MI6, the founding home of the British Secret Service, was advertised online for £5.5m ($6.7m).

Whitehall Court, a luxury penthouse conversion situated in the heart of Whitehall, has it all: 4,144 square feet and three floors of prime London real estate, with a unique history and a blue historic plaque to prove it. It’s even bombproof! The building appears in the 007 movie No Time to Die.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair


The MI6 HQ also housed a pied à terre used by legendary spymaster Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, so the walls hold their fair share of secrets. Sir Mansfield signed his correspondence with a simple initial. His ‘C’, always written in green ink, was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s 'M'.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair



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If you’ve ever dreamed about living in your own spy HQ, the perfect home is often only a few keystrokes away - provided you have a few million to spare.

In 2020 the former HQ of MI6, the founding home of the British Secret Service, was advertised online for £5.5m ($6.7m).

Whitehall Court, a luxury penthouse conversion situated in the heart of Whitehall, has it all: 4,144 square feet and three floors of prime London real estate, with a unique history and a blue historic plaque to prove it. It’s even bombproof! The building appears in the 007 movie No Time to Die.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair


The MI6 HQ also housed a pied à terre used by legendary spymaster Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, so the walls hold their fair share of secrets. Sir Mansfield signed his correspondence with a simple initial. His ‘C’, always written in green ink, was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s 'M'.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair



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Building work during WWI was considered so vital to national security that parts of the building were reinforced with steel-encased timber beams and hardened flooring to protect it from Zeppelin raids - features that remain to this day.

The building also housed 'Q' and his team of brilliant gadget designers. Interior design features, including a black swivel chair and white Persian cat, are optional.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair

If you need of more space, perhaps an £8.5m ($11.7m) mansion house in Arkley, north London, is more your style. With six double-ensuite bedrooms and panoramic views across a private golf course, can you afford not to take a look? 

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair

Rowley Ridge, in Arkley, was the site of an MI6 hub used to gather intelligence about the Germans during World War II. The top-secret intelligence facility was set up with a radio security Service (RSS) to intercept wireless messages and transmissions from German boats.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair

The mansion house was rebuilt and refitted after the war with beautiful features including the skylight and swimming pool.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair

Churchill chose Arkley village because it is 440ft above sea-level, making it easier to eavesdrop on electronic transmissions. The base supported the code-breaking team at Bletchley Park. It was guarded by police and had bullet-proof doors and windows for added security.

Live Like Bond in a Bombproof Secret Lair

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