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Heywood Hill and Trumper's - Curzon Street


In John Le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the chief protagonist George Smiley on his way to Heywood Hill antiquarian bookshop at Number 10 Curzon Street, Mayfiar, bumps into Roddy Martingdale, coming out of "Trumper's" (Geo.F.Trumper) the gentleman's barber's next door at Number 9.


Latitude: N51:30:26 (51.507087)
Longitude: W0:08:48 (-0.146673)

John Adams House - 9 Grosvenor Square - the lair of Tony Blair


Controversial former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is now an international Peace Envoy, philanthropist and £12 million a year public speaker.

The Office of Tony Blair is based at 9 Grosvenor Square. This was once the first US Embassy, back in the 18th century, and is situated at the north east corner of Grosvenor Square and the corner of Brook Street and Duke Street.


Latitude: N51:30:45 ( 51.512602 )
Longitude: W0:09:01 ( -0.150239 )

The Office of Tony Blair - John Adams House - 9 Grosvenor Square from the Canadian High Commission side


9 Grosvenor Square from the park in the middle of Grosvenor Square

Property Week reports that the rent on these offices is over half a million pounds a year. This is all paid for by the Quartet on the Middle East - the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the United Nations and the European Union, for whom Tony Blair acts as a Special Envoy mostly to Israel and Palestine, as well as a base for his Faith and Sports Charitable Foundations, and Corporate Directorships etc.

South Audley Street - The Spy Shop


The Spy Shop,
59 South Audley Street

Although some of the backroom, custom surveillance and anti-surveillance business has been transferred elsewhere, this location remains a source of corporate espionage equipment "for export only". Next door is the famous, long established, bespoke shotgun and rifle gunsmiths, James Purdey and Sons Ltd.



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:33 ( 51.509265 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:09:07 ( -0.151902 )

Polonium-210 - the murder of Alexander Litvinenko


The sensational murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a naturalised British citizen and former Russian KGB agent turned Russian dissident opponent of President Vladimir Putin at the end of 2006, by means of the extraordinary use of a massive dose of the radioactive isotope 210Polonium is inevitably of interest to CyberPunk tourists with a penchant for high technology and the macabre. Exotic high tech poisons have

Lots of aeroplanes and several locations were contaminated with trace amounts of 210Polonium, which is a very active emitter of alpha particles, which are usually blocked by the human skin, but which is lethal if inhaled or ingested. It is so active an isotope, with a half life of 138 days, that it tend to spall or sublime, if left exposed to the atmosphere i.e. atoms of 210Polonium are knocked away from the surface by the vigour of the alpha particle flux from the bulk of the solid or liquid containing the isotope, thereby leaving minute traces at the sites where the victim and the poisoner(s) visited.

Most of these locations in central London are in Mayfair except for 1 Cavendish Place and UCL Hospital.

There are other locations which were contaminated with traces of 210Polonium, in North London e.g. Litvineko's home in Osier Avenue 140 Osier Crescent in Haringey, Arsenal football stadium, Heathrow Airport etc., outside of Central London, either by contact with Alexander Litvinenko or with his alleged murderer Alexei Lugovoi.

N.B. all of these locations have been declared safe - remember the half life of 210Polonium is138 days.

Also involved in this high tech spook saga, were:

  • Metropolitan Police Counter-terrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, Broadway
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall
  • Embassy of the Russian Federation, 6 - 7 Kensington Palace Gardens

Canadian High Commission


Canadian High Commission

Macdonald House
1 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 4AB


USA Embassy


Embassy of the United States

24 Grosvenor Square



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:40 ( 51.511138 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:09:12 ( -0.153195 )

The planned new US Embassy will be built (with a moat and landscaped defences) on the south bank of the river Thames, at Nine Elms, Battersea, between Battersea Power Station and the Secret Intelligence Service MI6 HQ at Vauxhall Cross.

See: New US Embassy design in Battersea - a fortress like the Tower of London ?




Polonium-210: 58 Grosvenor Street


58 Grosvenor Street London W1K 3JB

Various oil and gas investment company offices


GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:42 ( 51.511547 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:50 ( -0.147227 )

Polonium-210: 25 Grosvenor Street


25 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QN

Erinys - private military contractor / mercenary company


Titon International -

"Titon International Ltd is an independent Business Intelligence Company providing a wide range of bespoke security and intelligence services to the commercial world both in the UK and Overseas. All Titon services are necessarily discreet and precisely tailored to the client’s requirement - client confidentiality is of paramount importance to us and is always guaranteed."

Both of these companies were set up by former senior British Special Forces officers, including Major General John T Holmes, DSO, OBE, MC Director SAS



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:43 ( 51.511950 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:50 ( -0.147095 )

Polonium-210: Millennium Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square


Pine Bar, Millennium Hotel,
44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, UK W1K 2HP

This is where the massive lethal dose of 210Polonium is alleged to have been administered to Alexander Litvinenko in a cup of tea, perhaps by Andre Lugovoi



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:39 ( 51.510718 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:09:04 ( -0.151079 )

Polonium-210: Interpark House, 7 Down Street


Interpark House, 7 Down Street - offices of exiled dissident Russian oligarch billionaire Boris Berezovsky

(entrance by the parked cars on the left of this view)

This building is also the UK contact address for the Litvineneko Justice Foundation, founded by Marina Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky, Alex Goldfarb and Louise Christian.

Mail to:

7 Down St, Second Floor, London W1 J7AJ, UK

1230 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10020, USA


По-русски: +442075048756

English: +1(646)3900704



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:19 ( 51.505340 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:54 ( -0.148199 )

Polonium-210: Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly


Sheraton Hotel "Park Lane", actually in Piccadilly


GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: N51:30:18 ( 51.504976 )
Longitude: W0:08:50 ( -0.147349 )

Polonium-210: Pescatori fish restaurant, 11 Dover Street


Pescatori fish restaurant,11 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4LH


GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:30 ( 51.508223 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:30 ( -0.141727 )

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