Fashion Week is every fashion lovers idea of absolute happiness; fashion, shopping and London. The beauty of such a significant date in the fashion diary is that because it’s hosted in London the entire city jumps on the bandwagon and is transformed into a stylish haven. These key fashion events come to London not once but twice a year, so you can catch trends for the upcoming seasons in February and September.
Set a stone’s throw away from Temple tube station, Somerset House is the idyllic setting for such a stylish event. Paved with cobbles and set amongst a historical London treasure, the British Fashion Council Show Space is the key hub for all fashionistas to flock and see what the inspiration for next season is. This location is ideal for those looking for a break from all the fashion. With sight seeing hotspots such as Covent Garden, Leicester Square, St Paul’s and Southwark all within walking distance, you’ll be in for a treat.
Full on Fashion
When London Fashion Week arrives in London it’s like nothing else. Whilst London Fashion Week is mainly aimed at press, London Fashion Weekend is full of shopping and nonstop style. Unlike Fashion Week, you can actually buy fabulous items direct from unique designers!
Nowhere does fashion quite like London
Who doesn’t love to shop?! Indulge in this season’s fashion must-haves at nearby Covent Garden Piazza for a spot of top shopping. Tucked around the market place are favourite high street stores and cute little boutiques, you can even treat yourself to afternoon tea at a local tea room after you’ve had a hard days shopping!
Food & Night time activities
London is always on the go, but during fashion week the capital is particularly buzzing with things to do. After the shows are finished, why not enjoy a delicious meal at stylish restaurant or a cosmopolitan at a fabulous cocktail bar! Some venues even host special one off events during fashion week so you could be sipping a LFW themed cocktail whilst rubbing shoulders with celebrities.
Next time you want to pay London a visit, why not come during the exciting period between London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend? Go with your mum for some bonding or maybe get your best gal pals and make a whole weekend out of it! With tea rooms, great restaurants, Travelodge’s conveniently located London hotels and much much more, this exciting fashion event is perfect for any fashion lover. As one fashion week ends, the following one is always close by, so start planning early for the next fashion week and make this one the best experience yet!
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