The World is Not Enough – Mi6/SIS Building

This MI6 building in Vauxhall exterior
This MI6 building in Vauxhall exterior (Photo taken OCT 2023)

Address: 85 Albert Embankment, SE11 5AW

Set Up:

This MI6 building also called the SIS Building, can be seen in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

The Mi6 building is properly featured in The World is Not Enough where Bond steals Q’s fishing boat in pursuit of Cigar Girl along the Thames.

mi6 building and me on the bridge
I’m wearing many layers

Wait it’s not finished!!

I know this post is thin on information. I will come back and add to it over time, for now please enjoy the photos. Thank you for your patience and bless your heart.

The Mi6 Building history

In the book James Bond On Location: Volume 1: London by J P Sperati, there is mention about the history of the building. 

When the architects were designing the complex in the 1980s, first as an urban village and then as offices, they were not told which agency would be occupying the site, since at the time the British Government did not admit to the existence of Mi6.

Mi6 building from behind
And from behind

What is it like inside the Mi6 building?

According to one source online who claims to have worked for the Home Office:

I’ve been inside the Mi6 building and, to be honest, it’s just an upmarket office building. No Aston Martins, no exploding dummies, not even cinema screens showing live satellite video of terrorist camps….just lots of desks, computers and the occasional wall map.

Their spies rarely even use the building as there’s a good chance they’d be photographed by a ‘tourist’ outside.

Nearest Bond Location: (No Time To Die) Bond’s garage at 208 Centaur St, London SE1. Or Lazenby Lamppost.

Nearest Pint: Morpeth Arms 58 Millbank, London SW1P 4RW (untested). There is a gay bar nearby called the Royal Vauxhall Tavern was rumoured to be visited by Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana who was dressed as a man. I recommend this Online Guide to Vauxhall for more details.

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