Key fashion events and attractions
London Fashion Week (each February and September)
LFW sees over 250 fashion designers stage catwalk shows and static presentations. As of 2019, the public now have access to the six special runway shows that used to be exclusive to industry insiders.
Graduate Fashion Week (each June)
Representing the future of creative design talent, Graduate Fashion Week provides a platform for 1,000 of the world’s best fashion students and graduates to showcase their work in catwalk shows and exhibitions.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A is the world’s leading art and design museum. It houses a permanent collection of fashion items, furniture, sculptures, paintings and more, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The cost of shopping
A pair of jeans will cost an average of
$52-$117 USD / £40-£90
A summer dress will cost an average of
$26-$65 USD / £20-£50
A pair of running shoes will cost an average of
$58-$123 USD / £45-£95
Top fashion college
UAL Central St Martins
With alumni such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Sarah Burton, Central Saint Martins is among the most esteemed fashion schools in the world. The college offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across fashion design, communication, technology and business, and offers a world-class teaching staff.
London still reigns globally as a hub of creativity, with its street and music culture, and a plethora of fashion schools. It’s a city where boundaries are broken, conventions are disrupted and where designers find inspiration from the reverence of everything from the Royal Family to street style and emerging music trends.
Where to shop
For affordable fashion
Boasting over 300 stores, Oxford Street is the heart of the city’s high street shopping scene, housing massive branches of popular chain brands. Just be warned – it can get very busy at the weekend!
For luxury brands
For high-end fashion, head to Bond Street. Here you can shop plenty of big-name designer brands in one place.
The famous Brick Lane and its adjacent streets in Shoreditch form a haven of vintage fashion. Find thrifted treasures in the vintage stores and the vintage market in the Old Truman Brewery.