London spy walks by Alan Titchard.
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
Eye Spy Magazine ( Be The First To Know )
Yuri Felshtinsky interview with Eye Spy Magazine, April 2014
Photograph by Snapperjack London.
Covert Photography / Videography.
Today we should not only think of people using overt and in your face cameras, I have been a freelance press photographer for over ten years now, but recently the number of jobs that have called for covert ( undercover photography / videography ) has doubled, just because you cant see a camera doesn’t mean there isn’t one being used.
The Street Watcher…….
Photograph by Snapperjack Photography London.