Fun Activities to Do During London WeekBy Angelica Malin
The future of the hailed fashion week has been bleak due to the ongoing global pandemic. However, the organizers gave a bit of clarity regarding the upcoming shows with plans to hold both digital and physical shows. This is a relief to avid fashion enthusiasts who are always looking forward to attending the shows.
If you’ve been following the shows on Instagram, and double-tapping photos of the influencer’s outfits and catwalk look and thinking ‘I want to attend the next show.’ Well you can. The next Spring/Summer 2021 London Fashion Week is scheduled for Thursday the 17th to 22nd Tuesday right after the New York Fashion Week. However, this time, physical shows will be restricted in terms of seating to follow the strict social distancing government guidelines. This means you need to purchase your tickets early.
Apart from the main event, there are plenty of sideshows you can enjoy, whether you’re an influencer, a fashion lover, or editor. Here are some:
The Positive Fashion Exhibition
This curated space has brand showcasing campaigns, presentations, and interactive storytelling experiences in line with one or more of the three pillars of Positive Fashion: Craftsmanship & Community, People, and Environment.
During the last fashion week, the exhibition hosted an interactive photo booth dedicated to the social media movement. Guests are required to bring used items of clothing from their wardrobes in exchange.
Visit Popular Slot Machine Casinos
If you are also a fan of playing slot machines, you may want to visit some of London’s best casinos. Empire Casino, The Hippodrome Casino, Aspers casino are great places to try out various slot machine games. If visiting London for the first time, a quick scroll on Online Casino Today in the UK should help you identify the best casinos to visit during your stay. However, if planning to play the games online, ensure it has registered with the UK Gambling Commission.
The Corner Shop, Oxford Street
This famed department store now features a Gucci space complete with the luxurious psychedelic capsule collection. Be sure to head there for collectibles printed with Gucci’s legendary monogram while experiencing a daytime disco.
Do Afternoon Tea
Want to feel a little more sophisticated during your visit to the world’s coveted show, visit Brown’s Hotel for some afternoon tea. The hotel touts a delectable set menu showcasing a range of tea choices from those with rich and buttery aromas to those with a citrus blend. You can also compare assorted approaches at the Ritz London that hosts a more traditional affair.
Enjoy Some Steak at the Hippodrome Casino
The casino is one of London’s popular brick-and-mortar casinos. It offers a huge selection of casino games, including table games and slot terminals. However, if that doesn’t interest you, you can visit the popular Heliot Steak House. The menu consists of USDA prime stakes aged 4-6 weeks and a range of delicious toppings, including truffle, lobster tail, roast bone marrow, to mention a few.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year celebrations also happen during this period hence a fantastic timing for those planning to attend Fashion Week. As such, apart from attending LondonFashion Week, you have a chance to enjoy the glitz and glam of the celebrations. You can indulge in some delicious Dim Sum at the London Chinatown or join in one of their exciting cultural celebrations.
Go for a Shopping Spree
Sometimes you want to recreate some favorite looks showcased on the runway. And one of the best ways to do it is to shop for a few pieces at famed retail shops. For example, Oxford Street is studded with hundreds of shops where you can purchase hundreds of luxury pieces. Selfridges and King’s Road are well-known for their flair in celebrity-spotting and what a better way to boost your streak in fashion than to see what trends celebs are likely to wear in the next season. The Covenant Garden also provides an authentic picturesque of a shopping experience as it has up to three unique markets. Here you’ll find handmade goods, antiques, art and crafts, and clothing.
Attend the Musicals
Your visit to London isn’t complete without attending the musicals. It’s your perfect excuse to spot and buy some new attires and top off your experience with a delightful meal. The most popular musical classics are The Lion King and Dreamgirls, but there’s plenty to choose from to suit your taste.