The second in our series of London insights, we asked…
Some of the world’s most stylish people are set to descend on the capital this week for London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015. Models, designers and who’s who of the fashion industry will flock to the capital for five days of shows! Unless you’re in the fashion business or are related to the Delevingnes, chances are you won’t get your hands on a front row ticket for any of the London Fashion Week shows, which run from 12-16 September. Never mind though, because there are special events running in the wake of London Fashion Week plus plenty of London shopping destinations open year-round for that much-needed fashion fix!
Join the fashion crowd at London Fashion Weekend 2014
A one-off event running after the London Fashion Week Shows, London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House is a ticketed affair that anyone can purchase entry to. Being staged between 18-21 September 2014, it is being billed as ‘fashion’s biggest pop-up’ with catwalk shows, designer shopping, hair and beauty pampering and educational panels from leading industry experts all on offer in the beautiful setting of Somerset House.
If you fancy yourself as a budding fashionista, it’s your chance to see collections from top British fashion designers!
Shop ’til you drop with London’s best shopping destinations
Want to spend that money in your pocket on some new threads? London is the place to pick up that new outfit! With so many areas of the city primed for spending your pennies, take a look at our favourite places for clothes shopping in London.
- Carnaby Street: This shopping street is fully pedestrianised, so you can window shop without worrying about London’s busy roads! Located near Oxford Street, this pretty London shopping road is the place to visit unique boutiques and one off stores next to popular brands. During the Christmas period, Carnaby Street looks even more gorgeous as the annual Christmas decorations light up the row of stores, bringing the festive season to London!
- Covent Garden: An intoxicating mix of independent stores, market stalls and big brand names, Covent Garden is one of London’s most famous shopping and dining areas. You can pick up beautiful hand crafted items at the Apple Market or shop at the stores located both inside and around the edges of the much-loved piazza. Get to know Covent Garden better and find out where to shop or which Covent Garden restaurants you simply have to visit with a free walking tour – it runs weekly and all you have to do is register!
- Westfield Shopping Centre: This huge shopping centre has two locations in the capital – Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. Easy to reach via public transport (including tube) and providing all the retail therapy you could ever need under one roof, these huge shopping centres are perfect for a rainy day. There are over 250 stores at both London shopping centres!
- Oxford Street: This busy street is probably the most famous shopping street in London! Stretching over one and a half miles, Oxford Street is lined with massive variety of stores. Highlights of Oxford Street include Topshop’s flagship store and Selfridges, the celebrated British department store where you can blow your money on practically everything under the sun. Selfridges London has a great range of high street fashion collections too.
- Harrods: We couldn’t forget Harrods, the favoured London store of the rich and famous! This luxury department store in Knightsbridge is spread over 7 floors and 330 departments. You’ll find collections from the world’s best fashion designers here, and once you’ve worked up a sweat browsing the haute couture, hit the amazing food hall to satisfy your appetite with oysters, sushi or other tasty delicacies.
Where’s your favourite destination in London for shopping all the new fashions? Whether it’s modern or vintage, classy or laid-back, London has something for everyone regardless of style or size!