Arts + Culture

James Bond's Greatest Travel Moments

by Matthew Link


"Book yourself in at The Ritz," jewel smuggler Tiffany Case orders an undercover Bond in the 1956 novel Diamonds Are Forever. He readily agreed, since this lavish Old World property in Piccadilly is as quintessentially 007 as they come. Though none of the movies was ever set in the hotel, Bond set up temporary residence here in both Diamonds Are Forever and the 1966 novel The Man With the Golden Gun, preferring suites overlooking Green Park. Ian and Ann Fleming frequently dined at the restaurant, one of their favorites. The Ritz celebrated its centennial in 2006, undergoing nearly $93 million in renovations, restoring the architecture and even the fabrics to the original luxurious Louis XVI style. Make like James and enjoy the "Champagne Afternoon Tea" service at 7:30 nightly (formal jacket and tie required, of course).

The Ritz
Tel: 44 20 7493 8181
Junior suites from $940

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