October 01, 2012, 1:15 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- With Hollywood Royalty and the bona fide Prince of England in attendance, the world premier of Skyfall, the latest instalment of James Bond, is sure to be a glitzy, royal affair. The new film staring Daniel Craig, reprising the role of James Bond for the third time, will have its world premier at the Royal Albert Hall on 23 October.
In attendance alongside Craig will be Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as the film's director Sam Mendes and its leading actors including Judi Dench, who is back to play M, Javier Bardem taking on the role of lead bad man, as well as Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw who plays the new Q.
This is one of the most hotly anticipated Bond films in the series. Production was halted in 2010 because of financial problems at MGM, the production company behind all the Bond movies. However, filming got back on track in 2011 and film clips, photos and trailers have helped fire up the hype in the build up to the film's 26 October general release.
Tickets to the screening will be hard to come by; however fans can head to the Royal Albert Hall to catch a glimpse of the film's leading men and women walking the red carpet.
LondonTown.com advises Bond fans to coincide a stay in the capital with Skyfall's premier. It has secured exclusive discounts at a range of London hotels in 2012 many of which are located within a few minutes' walk of the Royal Albert Hall.
For couples looking to live it up like a secret agent, LondonTown.com suggests the Baglioni Hotel London. This fine, elegant five-star hotel overlooking London 's Hyde Park is fit for 007 and the best Bond girls. Housed within a period façade is a luxurious, Italian-styled contemporary interior, this property is now on offer from £221 per room, per night, which is a huge 67% off the regular rate Ė a great deal for such a spectacular hotel.
If the Baglioni is pushing the boat out a little too far, the Fifty Four Boutique Hotel, a mid-range, four-star property in South Kensington may be a better choice. This charming, Edwardian boutique hotel is on offer from £66 per room, per night, representing a massive 93% off.