The location shoot drew huge crowds to the banks of the river between Vauxhall and Westminster to watch as cameras filmed the actors in a speedboat in front of the iconic headquarters of MI5.

Several bridges in the U.K. capital, including Lambeth Bridge, were temporarily closed during filming, before Craig and Seydoux came ashore to watch their stunt doubles take part in the more daring part of the chase as the boat was pursued by a helicopter.

Spectre, the 24th movie in the superspy franchise, is due to hit cinemas later this year (15).