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 town centre is brimming with culture and there are a number of 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 V & A museum. There are plenty of activities for children and adults alike, not forgetting elite eateries on almost every corner.
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.
Image credit: GoToVan