As Fashion Week approaches, Musement shares some non-fashion things to do in London that will tickle the fancy of all travelers, whether or not they are sartorially savvy.
The busiest week in London-town is approaching, Fashion Week is from 16-20 February this year and the jet-lagged glitterati will fashion-hop from the Big Apple to the Big Smoke to view collections from well-known designers like Burberry and Temperley London as well as emerging ones like Paula Knorr, Richard Malone and Marta Jakubowski. Whether or not fashion is your thing, there are plenty of ways to kill some time in London. Here are five things to do in London during Fashion Week 2018.
1) Go Shopping
If the runway has inspired you, then why not try to recreate some of your favorite looks? One of the best places to shop in London include Oxford Street, studded with hundreds of shops like the well-known aesthetic multi-level department store ‘Selfridges’, where you can literally shop until you drop. To accompany your shopping adventure, King’s Road is well-known for its celebrity-spotting and what better way to boost your fashion inspiration than to see what trends the celebs are starting this season. Finally, for an authentic and picturesque shopping experience, check out Covent Garden, which encompasses three unique markets where you can find antiques, handmade goods, clothing and art and crafts galore.
2) Do Afternoon Tea like royalty
Feel extra-sophisticated on your visit to one of the world’s most beloved empires, as there is nothing more British than sipping on Orange Pekoe in a room fit for a Queen. Take afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel on Albermarle Street where for £65 per person you can get a delectable set menu with a wide range of tea choices, from a citrus blend to options with rich and buttery aromas. Fall in love with afternoon tea and compare the assorted approaches to this great British leisure activity at the Ritz London, where you will be delighted by a more traditional affair…if that’s your ‘cup of tea’.
3) Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year festivities fall on the 18 February in London this year which happens to be fantastic timing for those who are attending Fashion Week. What better way to end your day of glitz and glam than by indulging in some delicious Dim Sum in London Chinatown or joining in on one of the many exciting cultural celebrations ringing in the Year of the Dog. Check out the official website for more information.
4) See a Musical
No visit to London is complete without seeing a musical, the perfect way to top off a delightful meal and the perfect excuse to sport your new clothes! There are a plenty of musicals and plays to suit pretty every taste and fancy, and two of the most popular classics are Dreamgirls and The Lion King. Get your tickets to here.
5) Spoil your special someone (or yourself) during the month of St. Valentine
With so much going on in London in February, it’ll be hard not to think of something fun to do. Although, if romance is your aim this month, even if the goal is to take your own breath away, London is a wonderful place to be. Take a river cruise on the Thames or get that perfect picture of the evening skyline on the London Eye. You could also take a lovely walk to the top of Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park, a beautiful green space that’s one of London’s Royal Parks.