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London Calling: The Scene

A compilation of the best places to see and be seen while attending the inaugural Men’s Fashion Week in June.

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The interior of Little House.

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The view inside MEATliquor.

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A view of A. Sauvage.

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Men'sWeek issue 05/31/2012

BOND AT THE BARBICAN

The quintessential British hero and charmer, James Bond will be the subject of an exhibition at the Barbican in London, “Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.” It aims to explore the craft behind the Bond films, the tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles and gadgets. “It’s a homage to Bond, Ian Fleming, to all of the M’s and the world of ministries. It’s a proper design exhibition,” said Lindy Hemming, the Oscar-wining costume designer who co-curated the show with Bronwyn Cosgrave. The show runs from July 6 through Sept. 5.

— SAMANTHA CONTI


Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, +44-207-638-4141, barbican.org.uk


TURF AND SURF

Burger & Lobster has a no-menu, no-reservation policy, and hungry customers are perfectly happy to queue outside and wait their turn to eat burgers on brioche rolls, shell-on lobsters and lobster rolls. The restaurant is also known for its quirky cocktails, ale on tap and minimal dessert menu, too: chocolate or lime mousse. There is just one outpost in Mayfair, but there are plans to take it to Soho in July and eastward to Farringdon in the fall.

CATHERINE TIPPLE

Burger & Lobster, 29 Clarges Street, London, W1J 7EF. +44-207-409-1699, burgerandlobster.com


SMALL TALK

Little House is the latest offering from the Soho House Group, and it certainly lives up to its name.

Unlike its sister establishments, which boast sundecks, swimming pools and multiple bars and dining rooms, this little wonder is on just one floor. There’s a dining room, bar and fireside sofas and chairs. The menu takes its culinary cues from both sides of the Atlantic: macaroni and cheese, meatballs and octopus salad are all offered. It’s members only, so if you’re not a card-carrying clubber, befriend one quickly and give Little House a whirl.

C.T.

Little House, 2 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PA, +44-207-961-1200, littlehousemayfair.com


CARNIVORE PLEASURES

As its name would suggest, MEATliquor is for the carnivorous and those who prefer to wash down their burger with a whiskey sour. Housed on the ground floor of a Brutalist car park, it is darkly lit and outrageously decorated: Surfaces are covered in graffiti-style art and speakers throb with booming beats. Dubbed one of the best burgers in Britain by TimeOut, the venue has a no-reservations policy and serves up faultless burgers, fried pickles and piles of fries in its establishment off Oxford Street.

LUCY MORRIS

MEATliquor, 74 Welbeck Street, London W1G 0BA, meatliquor.com


MADDOX MAN

The Ghanaian-born stylist, director and designer Adrien Sauvage opened his first store on Maddox Street in Mayfair this spring. He turned his back on professional basketball to pursue a career in fashion and his finely tailored suits are worn by the likes of Spike Jonze and Bill Nighy. A. Sauvage offers ready-to-wear and bespoke service in its new outlet and there is talk of a women’s line, too.

L.M.

A. Sauvage, 48 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1AY, +44-207-495-5468, asauvage.com

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