London Fashion Week begins on Friday 12 September, and if you are a little last minute do not fret! We have compiled a nifty little three-piece guide on where to sleep, eat and go in the Big Smoke should you find yourself wanting a break from all that fashion!
10 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
Just moments from Covent Garden, the River Thames and Westminster, the Corinthia Hotel London is in a class of its own. Renowned for the stunning décor of a grand, Victorian London building dating back to 1885, visitors with a taste for fine dining may enjoy either Italian or British cuisine in the beautiful ambiance of one of the restaurants. Afternoon tea is served under the spectacular Baccar Chandelier and Basson is home to some of the finest cocktail makers in the city.
Where to eat: FORGE
24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
After undergoing a £2million refurbishment, the ‘cosy industrial’ style of Forge provides a sociable and pleasant dining experience. Make sure to taste the crisp and light tempura soft-shell crab with soy and sesame sauce to start, and if you have a sweet tooth perhaps the decadent chocolate-brownie desert might be for you!
28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
The Design Museum by Tower Bridge encompasses modern and contemporary industrial and fashion design, graphics, architecture and multimedia. Coming soon to the museum, a Women Fashion Power exhibition, which offers a unique look at how queens, models, CEOs, dames and designers have used fashion to define and enrich their position in the world. If perhaps you find you’ve had all the art and design you can take, why not relax in the modern Blueprint Café with a balcony overlooking the Thames.
(Written by Megan Chambers)