London, 007 Style 

Bond has firmly swashbuckled into the 21st century in the form of hunky Daniel Craig, who is bursting onto screens in the brand-new Quantum of Solace. Although he's better known as a global jet-setter, James’s hometown of London holds many of the keys to his persona -- it's where he dressed, ate, slept, and had his hair done. Here’s your chance to swagger in his footsteps and imagine your travels are on Her Majesty’s Secret Service expense account.



 Ritz Hotel x390 (courtesy) |

In The World
Is Not Enough,
Pierce Brosnan chases a catsuited
brunet in a speedboat and finally falls from a hot-air
balloon onto the enormous Millennium Dome, now called
the O2 (Peninsular Square, +44-20-7536-2600, and filled with an entire street of
bars, restaurants, and leisure attractions and the
breathtakingly modern O2 arena, host to many rock
concerts and sporting events, including the 2012

Preen and Primp 

The classic
London tailor Turnbull and Asser (71 and 72 Jermyn St.,
+44-20-7808-3000, created
007’s shirts for about a dozen of the Bond
films. Beyond being Fleming’s favorite clothier
(he favored their Sea Island cotton shirts), T&A also
dressed the likes of Winston Churchill and the Duke of
Windsor. The firm sells a collection of James Bond
ties, and if you’ve ever wondered if 007 is a
boxers or briefs kind of guy (who hasn’t), let it be
known that he acquired his white shorts from T&A
as well! 

How does Bond
keep every hair in place? Ian Fleming made sure our spy
used Trumper’s hairdressing lotion. Geo F. Trumper (9
Curzon St., +44/20-7499-1850, was
the author’s favorite barbershop and has also
been the haircutter of the royal family for over a century.
While relaxing in mahogany-paneled private cubicles, enjoy a
designer haircut and a traditional wet shave with hot
towels, open razor, and face massage. Who says spy
work need be all blood and guts? 

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