We cannot deny that 007 is one of the world’s most famous globetrotters. From the exotic delights of Thailand and Jamaica, to the vast cityscapes of Venice and the Alpine vistas of Switzerland, Bond has never had to suffer with boring backdrops. Factor in some beautiful cars, unique gadgets and attractive women and you have the recipe for a string of hit films. However, if you fancy living like Bond, take a peep at the locations below.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
George Lazenby portrayed Bond only once in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Lazenby was the youngest Bond actor of all time and was not well accepted after following in the footsteps of legendary Sean Connery. However, the wooden performance was made up for by the incredible setting Bernese Oberland (Switzerland) and stunning views of the Swiss Alps.
Bond fans can visit Ernst Bloefeld’s lair, now the Piz Gloria restaurant, at the Scilthorn summit.
The Man With The Golden Gun
Often referred to as James Bond Island, Khao Phing Kan is located in the northeast of Phuket, Thailand. It was thrust into the limelight in 1974 by the legendary Roger Moore. The incredible rock formation of Koh Tapu was shown in the movie and has become one of Thailand’s most iconic images.
If you want to live out your 007 adventures, why not charter a luxury superyacht around Southeast Asia?
Sean Connery’s first outing on the silver screen as Bond saw him residing in Ocho Rios Jamaica. Yes, this is the film where a very beautiful Ursula Andress glides out of the sea in a small white bikini. Despite the cars, gadgets and Connery himself, what many remember is the incredible Jamaican setting.
If there are Bond girls wanting to do their best Honey Ryder impression take a trip to Oracabessa Bay, the deserted desert Island from Dr No.
From Russia With Love
We have seen Connery lock lips with many Bond girls, but his encounter with Tatiana Romanova in 1963’s From Russia With Love is one of the most remembered. After 007 has dispatched the bad guy and saved the world he relaxes with his female companion serenely enjoying a gondola ride down the Venetian canal before the credits roll.
Why not hop on one of the many gondolas heading down Venice’s Grand Canal and do Italy like Bond did?
Many will remember Daniel Craig’s brutal fist fight silhouetted against Shanghai’s vibrant skyline. Skyfall is the most successful film of all time for 007 and was the perfect place to bring together Bond’s past and present. China is enveloped in history and is yet one of the most futuristic locations on the planet.
If you want to see where Bond fought off the evil Patrice, the external shots used in Skyfall are actually Broadgate Tower, London!