If you are an avid fan of the man who likes his drinks shaken not stirred and his women beautiful but deadly, then head to The Barbican on Silk street to enjoy fifty years of James Bond's style.
You will get a behind the scenes look at everything from props to costumes, gadgets and special effects. A must see for anyone who has marvelled at the secret agent through the ages.
This marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the James Bond franchise. The Barbican are showcasing the designs and history which created the iconic film series.
Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for Bond and his notorious adversaries by special effects experts John Stears and Chris Corbould, along with artwork for sets and storyboards by production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, and costume designs by Bumble Dawson, Donfeld, Julie Harris, Lindy Hemming, Ronald Patterson, Emma Porteous, and Jany Temime.
On display too will be lavish screen finery by Hollywood costume designers and major fashion names including Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Douglas Hayward, Rifat Ozbek, Jenny Packham, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Sinclair, Philip Treacy, Emanuel Ungaro and Donatella Versace.
This exhibition is running until September 5th, so hurry down and grab a ticket. Prices start from £12 and concessions are £10. You can book tickets online.
There is a Martini Bar so you can emulate Bond's coolness whilst enjoying a selection of Bond-style cocktails at the Martini Bar and experience the 007 lifestyle for real.
Barbican Opening Hours
Sun – Wed: 11am – 8pm Thu – Sat: 10am – 9.30pm
Closes 6.45pm 18 & 23 Jul, 8 & 28 Aug Closes 6.30pm 15 Aug
Martini Bar Opening hours
Mon–Fri: 5pm–8pm (Thu until 10pm)Sat–Sun: 12pm–8pm
Nearest underground stations are Liverpool Street and Barbican