St Ermin’s Hotel London . Potential recruits were interviewed here. By 1939 the 5th & 6th. Floors were MI6 only. The lift only showed up to the 4th. Floor.
Noel Coward was amazed to be shown up to the upper floors for his ‘little chat’
Philby was interviewed on two occasions here.
S.O.E section D later SO2 were housed here. Special operations were planned from here including the rescue of Madame De Gaulle.
SO2 even stored explosives here!
Many a state secret was discussed here in the restaurant.
St Ermin’s Hotel : http://www.sterminshotel.co.uk