It’s raining fashion this September! The spectacular Somerset House yet again brings to you Britain’s chic and classy consumer fashion event. Set over five days (12th to 16th September), the London Fashion Week comes packed with catwalk shows, installations, presentations and insider knowledge from the best and brightest names in the fashion industry. Be it the established designers like Alexis Barrell, Lucy Choi London, Georgia Hardinge, Tamara Salman, Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood or the fresh and emerging new generation talent, the show unquestionably redefines London’s reputation as the fashion and style capital. Organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC), the show exhibits more than 170 brands and leaves you no excuse not to be a part of this fashion fiesta.
And while you are here, don’t miss a chance to explore the best places to see and the trendiest neighbourhoods to stay, all around the fashion soaked Somerset House. We offer you a smart guide to everything that is Londonish.
Busy and bustling, Covent Garden houses the trendiest restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars. Not only this, the area also has a rich historical and cultural significance. Besides Somerset House, some of the top attractions in and around Covent Garden include London Transport Museum, National Gallery, the Royal Opera House and St Martin-in-the-Fields Church.
The area has also become an apt destination for fashionistas with stores of premium brands like Burberry Brit and Rugby Ralph Lauren. One must walk around the stores and outlets in Neal’s Yard, St Martin’s Courtyard and The Opera Quarter.
Coming to restaurants, bars and cafes, Covent Garden is indeed a foodie’s delight. From scrumptious street food to classic cocktails, you have it all here. Some of the famous names include Wahaca, Fire and Stone, L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon, Spaghetti House St Martin’s Lane, Dirty Martini, The Porterhouse and Rules.
Covent Garden is within walking distance of the iconic river Thames. It is connected to various routes through the efficient underground tube. Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road are the closest tube stations. A perfect place to base your stay if you are here for the fashion week, Covent Garden offers a wide range of serviced apartments at some amazing prices.
City Of London
Founded in AD50, the City of London includes attractions like Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Nestled in the heart of London, it is a short walk from places like West End, South Bank, Southwark and Brick Lane. The City of London houses architectural delights like Old Bailey, Barbican Estate, Lloyd’s Building and 30 St Mary Axe. Popular attractions are Tower Bridge, Clockmaker’s Museum, Guildhall Art Gallery, Mansion House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Goldsmith’s Hall and St Dunstan in the East.
For all your shopping quests, you can hit the historic Leadenhall Market or explore the Old Spitalfields Market. Head to One New Change for high street fashion!
The City of London is an amazing place to wine and dine! Some of the premium celebrity chef restaurants include Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa to name a few. For a taste of class, dine at the chic Hawksmoor GuildHall or the beautiful Coq D’Argent.
Guests can enjoy a comfortable stay in an apartment in the city of London that meets their budgets and tastes. For all your travel needs, Liverpool Street Station is the closest underground station.
Part of the London Borough of Lambeth, Waterloo is a district of Central London and houses an extensive range of serviced apartments. It is connected to the north bank of the River Thames by Waterloo Bridge. Culturally, Waterloo is second to none. The place brims with museums and galleries, thereby offering you a chance to revel in the historical splendor of London.
Waterloo also houses stylish brasseries, trendy gastro-pubs and chic fine dining restaurants. The best place to enjoy food in Waterloo is the Southbank. Along the banks of the Thames, there is an array of restaurants such as Las Iguanas, Pizza Express and others. You can also head to streets like Lower Marsh and The Cut for a refreshing experience.
Located in the vicinity of Temple Church, the Temple in Central London is a distinguished centre for English law. The area comprises the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple. It includes solicitors’ offices, chambers and other authorized establishments.
Temple is bordered by the famous river Thames to the South, Strand to the north, Surrey Street to the west and Carmelite Street to the east. The magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is located in the vicinity. The much-loved Southbank area with its bunch of restaurants, markets, galleries and theatres is also nearby. With a location like this, Temple is definitely one of the most accessible areas in London and a smart choice to base your stay in London. Temple is the closest underground station which serves the circle and District Line.
London is soaking in fashion and you have got no time to ponder! Opt for an apartment of your choice from our extensive range and be a part of this fashion blowout.