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Bond is back: the ultimate hi-tech hideaways

Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, sees Britain’s favourite secret agent, played by Daniel Craig, recharge his batteries in his London penthouse before jetting off to glamorous locations in Italy, Mexico, Austria and Morocco to save the world from a treacherous dictator.

We’ve traced perfect bachelor pads for would-be 007s - from hi-tech hideaways with fingerprint recognition entry systems, iPhone-controlled mood lighting and a helipad, to stylish riverside penthouses with sky-high roof terraces perfect for sipping vodka martinis, a private jetty for speedboat getaways... and ample garage space for the custom-built Aston Martin DB10.

Good-value rental areas: London

With prices in London steadily rising, renters need to research areas wisely to find affordable homes with a cheap commute. We reveal the best-value rental neighbourhoods.