Where To Stay For London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week Men’s is returning soon again and it’s that time when buyers, editors and bloggers catch up on next season’s trend and celebrate emerging designers, heavyweight brands and game-changing ideas.
The event has grown tremendously since its inception, attracting many from around the globe. If you’re an out-of-towner, we’ve put together a list of hotels that matches your stylish life. From luxury to hip, there’s an eclectic mix that boast comfort, convenience and of course, designer chic.
And if you’re checking out New York Fashion Week, be sure to hit up our guide of chic hotels to stay at when you’re in New York.
SOUTH PLACE HOTEL
Within easy reach from Moorgate and Liverpool Street Station, South Place Hotel is where convenience meets contemporary elegance.
The guest rooms are decked out in designer decor and high end finishes, which will suit the savvy fashionistas. To recharge after the shows and parties, the hotel has all the amenities guests could ask for – an indoor pool, spa, sauna and fitness centre.
Or if you prefer, kick back and sip a cocktail at Secret Garden. An outdoor bar with waterfalls and palm trees, we can’t think of a better place to unwind.
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Things don’t get any more swanky and luxurious than The Berkeley. Just a short walk from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, this hotel also boasts a swimming pool and spa retreat overlooking Hyde Park.
Tastefully designed with hints of timeless touches, the rooms will make any trend devotee feel at home, especially after a long day of parades and events, or even shopping.
Head to the Blue Bar during the catwalk-inspired afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea. The mouth-watering delights resemble miniature fashion pieces and the menu is updated every six months in line with the changing season.
THE LONDON EDITION
Located in Soho, The London EDITION reinvents the landmark building with a charming and opulent experience like no other.
Sophistication and decadence run throughout the design of the interiors. Guests rooms resemble the interior of a luxury yacht while gold-framed photograph gives an artful aesthetic. The oak floors and walls will complement any fashion devotee’s style and ensemble.
If you need to unwind from the shows, head to Punch Room for Scandal Water, inspired by tea drinking traditions. The vibe would be the perfect setting for all the trend and design catch ups and chats.
THE HOXTON, HOLBORN
If you’re looking for somewhere more stylishly hip and to immerse with local culture, The Hoxton, Holborn is highly recommended for its lively and young energy and public spaces.
There are four room types to choose from and while some of them are compact, The Hoxton is well in tune with urban design and aesthetics. They also serve up an amazing breakfast as well as coffee – the kind that Australians will appreciate.
The team works with local creatives on curated events every month and we can only imagine the buzz that this place will attract during fashion week.
ACE HOTEL LONDON SHOREDITCH
Another one for the cool crowd, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch is part of the Ace Hotel group set in a precinct of galleries, theatres, design and fashion.
The modern hotel takes inspiration from its location and each of the rooms showcases unique influences, ranging from bold graphics to UK punk. The Rooftop Bar and Terrace is the place to hang for cocktails and music during evenings and weekends or if you prefer something mellow, opt for Sunday brunch.
There’s also a concept store selling branded items and we can’t get past the “Ace Hotel” T-shirts. If that isn’t trendy enough for the style crowd, we don’t know what else is.
Those who are partial to architectural and black elements in fashion will appreciate ME London’s grand pyramid-shaped atrium and sophisticated dark interiors.
A two-minute walk from River Thames, this hotel features state-of-the-art finishes including a Bali shower that’s perfect after a day of runway shows and events. The mood lighting further emphasises the dramatic atmosphere and makes ME London a hotel like no other.
Make sure to kick back with a wine or two at Radio Rooftop Bar – one of the best places to take in London’s incredible skylines.
Transformed from a landmarked 1950s office block, Sanderson Hotel is elegant and epitomises luxury with its open plan rooms and furnishings that pay homage to its historical grounding.
Guest rooms are pristine with its white walls, soft curtains and minimalism styling. Just moments away from Oxford Street shopping strip and Soho, the hotel’s location makes this a great pick for the sartorial lover.
Wind down from the fashion festivities at Purple Bar – an intimate setting perfect for cocktails and conversations and if you’re feeling whimsical, the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is a must-do.