Returning to London for its 31st year is one of the most anticipated events in the fashion calendar: the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend. Organised by the British Fashion council, this is the first fashion weekend of the year and brings the world’s top designers to our doorstep.
It gives you the chance to watch the latest catwalks, see the trendiest clothes yet to hit the high street and meet the biggest names in fashion.
Here are our favourite ticket options, each offering something different:
- Bronze: This is a great choice if you are on a budget. For just £20, the bronze ticket includes entry to the event, industry talks and a limited edition designer tote bag.
- Silver: For £38, the silver ticket includes entry to the event, industry talks, a limited edition designer tote bag filled with goodies and access to one Trend or Designer Catwalk.
- Gold: For £50 the gold ticket includes entry to the event, industry talks, a limited edition tote bag filled with more goodies, and access to one Trend and one Designer Catwalk.
The event is going to be held at Somerset House for the 7th year running, from 26th February to 1st March 2015. This sought after event is sure to sell out, so we would advise getting your tickets as soon as possible here!
After admiring some of the amazing fashion at the event, you may be inspired to head out and do some of your own shopping. With some of the most world renowned shopping streets in the world, there is nowhere better than London. To help you, we’ve listed our favourite shopping streets:
Full of the best bargain shopping streets in London, Camden is perfect if you want to treat yourself to the latest fashion without breaking your bank account.
Camden Market has something for everyone: from the traditional outdoor market where you can get the latest fashion items, to Camden Stables and Camden Lock where you can experience an alternative shopping experience at famous and unique shops like Cyberdog or The Black Rose.
Get to Camden Market: take the Northern Line direct from King’s Cross Station to Camden Town.
One New Change
This amazing shopping mall is only a stone’s throw away from St. Pauls Cathedral and always bustling with shoppers.
You can easily spend a whole day in One New Change and enjoy the great shops and restaurants, including All Saints, Hugo Boss, Topshop, Nandos and even a Jamie Oliver restaurant.
Get to One New Change: take the Piccadilly Line from King’s Cross Station to Holborn Station, then jump on the Central Line to St. Pauls.
Covent Garden is said to be one of the most famous shopping streets in London and is known as one of the places to be during London Fashion Weekend.
Hidden behind its amazing character you will find great shops such as Agnès B, Calvin Klein, Ben Sherman, Burberry Beauty Box and Betsey Johnson.
Get to Covent Garden: Covent Garden is only 3 stops from King’s Cross on the Piccadilly Line; an extremely short trip to one of the best shopping streets.
Carnaby Street is an iconic fashion attraction and home to 52 unique boutiques, 40 global fashion brands and 15 concept shops.
With authentic clothing and accessories that won’t break the bank, this is the perfect place for those who like hipster fashion.
Get to Carnaby Street: take the Piccadilly Line from King’s Cross to Oxford Circus. Carnaby Street is just off Oxford Street, so is only a short walk south from Oxford Circus.
Westfield Stratford City
Just a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, Westfield Stratford City is a city inside a city. At nearly 1.9 million square feet in size, it is home to over 300 retailers, 70 restaurants and a 17 screen cinema.
Although it has everything you will ever need, be warned: as it is one of the biggest in London, you will definitely need a whole day to explore this massive shopping mall.
Get to Westfield Stratford City: take the Piccadilly Line from King’s Cross to Oxford Circus, then get on the Central Line to Shepherd’s Bush. From here, the gigantic shopping mall is only a short walk away.
As well as your favourite chain stores, such as Topshop, New Look, Zara and Bershka, you will also find the best department stores, including Selfridges, John Lewis, Primark and House of Fraser.
Oxford Street is one of the most famous shopping streets in all of the UK and known across the world, which is why it is always busy – especially on weekends.
Get to Oxford Street: take the Piccadilly Line straight from King’s Cross to Oxford Circus and end up right in the centre of this vibrant and lively shopping street. However, if it is a nice day we would urge you to walk from King’s Cross to Oxford Road as it only a few minutes away!
Even though Notting Hill is known for its Saturday market, if you’re looking for posh independent boutiques we recommend heading over to the junction of Westbourne Grove and Ledbury road. However, bear in mind that Notting Hill is one of the most expensive places in London.
Get to Notting Hill: take the Victoria Line to Oxford Street where you should then change to the Central Line and head to Blenheim Crescent station.
For more information on great shopping destinations, please check out our What’s Up! London travel guides or visit our onsite TravelSHOP, where our highly knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you with your shopping and travel needs.
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