If you’ve ever dreamt of living in your own Spy HQ, the perfect home has just come on the market - provided you have a cool £5.5million to spare: the former HQ of MI6 and founding home of the British Secret Service is up for grabs.
Whitehall Court, a luxury penthouse conversion situated in the heart of Whitehall has it all: 4,144sq 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 briefly in the new 007 movie, No Time to Die. Watch out for James Bond parking his Aston Martin outside your building.
As former home of legendary spy master Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, those walls will hold their fair share of secrets. We have navy officer, Sir Mansfield to thank for the custom of the Head of MI6 signing correspondence simply with an initial. His ‘C’, always written in green ink, was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s M.
The work that took place inside the building during the First World War 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. In addition to AM, the building also houses Q and his team of brilliant gadget designers!
Interior design features, including a black swivel chair and white Persian cat are optional.