London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week is one of the world’s most prestigious fashion events. Twice each year the biggest names in fashion come together in the heart of London to showcase their new collections in a series of catwalk shows. Taking place in February and September, this clothing show attracts some of the most influential designers, buyers, photographers and bloggers. You can add your own personal style to the event with a ferry trip to the UK, giving you easy access to London from our ports at Dover or Newhaven.

Getting to London Fashion Week

Getting there

London Fashion Week is based in Central London, easily accessible by car – with clear routes from the South of England. You can cross the Channel by ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven, taking around four hours, or from Calais or Dunkirk to Dover in around 90 minutes. From Newhaven you can reach Central London in around two hours via the M25, or an hour and 45 minutes from Dover via the M20.

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How to get to London Fashion Week

Central London is easily accessible by car and public transport. As you approach the town centre, Soho and the surrounding area can be reached by car, bus, tube or on foot, this is where the main venue for event will take place. The closest underground station is Leicester Square which is around a five-minute walk away.

London Fashion Week

Where to Stay

London Fashion Week takes place in the heart of the city and there are plenty of hotels located nearby. The May Fair hotel is an official partner of London Fashion Week and has accommodated a selection of famous guests over the years including Carine Roitfeld, Editor in Chief of Vogue France. Claridges is another London hotel with a rich fashion history, Diane Von Furstenberg designed the rooms here and Marc Jacobs named this establishment as one of his inspirations for his collection. The Connaught hotel is also where many of Fashion Week’s after parties are held.

What to see near London Fashion Week

London is known for its impressive fashion events but it is also home to a number of prestigious fashion department stores including Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, as well as smaller designer boutiques. The city is brimming with culture, historic landmarks, and museums to explore.

The city of London offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities, with World Heritage sites such as the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. There are plenty of activities for children and adults alike, not forgetting elite eateries on almost every corner. You’re also within easy reach of famous seaside towns such as Brighton on England’s South Coast.

London Fashion Week

This highly anticipated trade show is organised each year by The British Fashion Council. Each year hundreds of designer brands including Burberry, Mulberry and Balmain make their way to the capital to unveil their latest clothing collection. As well as well-known designers, there will be a flurry of new talent as emerging designers make their catwalk debut.

In the past, London Fashion Week has been based at Somerset House but this year the event will be held at The Brewer Street Car Park, an art deco building in Soho which will be the hub for all of the action.

London Fashion Week 2017 runs from September 15th to 19th.

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