For fashion lovers around the world, a tour of London is an ideal way to spend quality time and there’s a lot to see.
While London Fashion Week is probably the best time to visit since there’s a busy calendar of events that will impress, there are two weeks scheduled to take place in February and September every year with more than 250 designer collections to enjoy.
This means fashionistas can attend catwalk shows, exhibitions, displays and access the sales of the latest fashion wear – including wedding dresses and designer dresses – at discount prices.
However, for those who would like to see more of London’s fashion world then there’s a lot for them since many regard the capital as one of the world’s leading centres of fashion.
Lots of the places to enjoy are in the West End of London but there are still areas outside the centre of the capital city that are worth visiting and it’s possible to join a tour to find these locations.
A tour of London’s fashion attractions
Indeed, it also possible to conduct a tour of London’s fashion attractions with a guide and personal shopper who will show the fashion fan around the best fashion areas and also arrange delivery for whatever the tourist decides to buy, which might be a boon for those heading to the capital to buy wedding dresses and designer dresses.
The big attraction for this is that the tourist will get an insider’s view fashion and not be weighed down with lots of shopping bags.
There are a number of firms operating these tours and they include a basic four hour trip which offers styling tips, a slightly longer high Street tour that includes a lunch stop as well as a designer tour and luxury tour.
There’s also the offer of a vintage tour which will take tourists around London’s best vintage outlets.
London is also famous for its markets and while these are easy to get to, particularly the eclectic offerings of Spitalfields and Brick Lane where tourists can enjoy vintage bargains, there are also impressive boutiques in Notting Hill to visit.
Tourists looking for London fashion ideas
Other tourists looking for London fashion ideas may also enjoy a walking tour along the fashionable streets of Chelsea which has an impressive range of department stores and fashion outlets too.
Lots of designers have outlets here, including Valentino and Armani and there are lots of independent boutiques available in Sloan Street, as well as Kings Road and the surrounding areas.
Other firms offer a whistle stop tour of London’s fashion history which is mainly centred on Mayfair which has been home to luxury craftsmen since the 17th century; tours also get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to some of the world’s leading fashion labels, including those offering wedding dresses and designer dresses.
Again, other firms offer tourists interested in the history of fashion museum tours including a tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as Mayfair and stores such as Harrods and Selfridge’s.
Indeed, growing numbers of fashion fans who are interested in ethical fashion can enjoy a tour around London for this purpose. The tour of ethical fashion labels will illustrate how they deliver sustainability and their ethics and which fashion should really be avoided and it is led by an eco-fashion expert.
Essentially, for those who love fashion, London has a lot to offer and it’s not just for women, there are also fashion tours aimed at men to enjoy in the capital as well.