James Bond’s London
No house on the square precisely matches the most detailed description found in the novels, but John Pearson chose No. 30 Wellington Square (for no reason Mr. Giblin could figure) as Bond's street address in his fictional book, James Bond: The Authorized Biography.
It was a cool, drizzly night and l leaned against one of the square's lampposts, happily letting my imagination get the best of me. After walking all over town I was on James Bond's street and I stood, furtively, waiting for the world's most famous spy to emerge from one of the doorways.
David G Allan is the editorial director of BBC Travel.