Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spying on the Spies

Commander K. Spying on the Spies
Spying Room, Morpeth Arms, Pimlico
Photo: Courtesy David Michaelson

If you enjoy espionage stories and are partial to a pint, you may wish to visit the Morpeth Arms in Pimlico (  Here you will find a good pub lunch. a selection of Youngs ales and an espionage setting.

The Cambridge Four
Go upstairs at the Morpeth Arms and you will find the "Spying room".  The stairs are lined with photographs of famous British spies including the infamous Cambridge Four: Burgess, Philby, Maclean and Blunt were moles that infiltrated British intelligence services and spied for the Soviets during the Second World War and the Cold war.  You will also find a picture of Sir Dick White who headed up the D-Day spy ring that fooled the Germans in World War II (see earlier post, Double Cross: the D-Day Spies, 7/1/12).

The Morpeth arms is situated in Pimlico and looks out on the Thames.  Directly across the river you will see MI-6 (the British equivalent of the CIA) in Vauxhall.  You will also be near the site of the helicopter crash (1/16/13) that killed pilot Pete Barnes who had flown in various films including the James Bond movie Die Another Day ( or

Commander Kelly says, "Watch out for moles!"

Special thanks to David "smoke 'em if you got 'em" Michaelson for the above photograph.

America espionage...

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