The Best Places In London For Fashionistas To Visit

London has long been considered to be one of the fashion capitals of the world alongside Milan and Paris. Because of this, people flock from across the globe to experience the fashion scene. London is a great city for all visitors as it is packed full of flagship stores, independent boutiques and quirky shops.

Annually, London is host to millions of people with  7.8 million visiting in 2021. Here are some places you have to visit if you are a fashion lover.

Oxford Street

If you are a fashionista on a budget, then Oxford Street is the place for you. This road has a great mix of high street stores as well as department stores. This stretch of road is 1.5 miles long and home to over 90 different shops selling clothing, electronics and homeware. With a tube station right on the high street, it is easily accessible from any of the major stations in London.

Once you have shopped until you dropped, you may want to replenish your energy. Surrounding Oxford Street are a plethora of restaurants and cafes to suit every taste. If you are visiting at Christmas, the Oxford Street lights are a spectacle that will warm even the chilliest night. Just remember to wrap up warm and treat yourself to a hot chocolate or coffee.

Dover Street Market

Located in Haymarket, Dover Street Market is a huge space filled with a raft of high-end brands. With locations all over the world, these spaces are a draw to many fashionistas globally. The London building was once home to Burberry, so it has long been home to fashion and creativity.

If streetwear and urban fashion are your style, then this place will be heaven for you. Featuring brands such as Vans, Noah and Golf Wang. You will still find more recognisable names, however, such as Balenciaga, Gucci and Valentino.

Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is one of the most important events in a fashionista’s calendar. In 2024 it returns between the 16th and 20th of February. You can expect to see designers at the top of their game, showcasing their latest creations. This means London will be busier, so plan your route carefully when visiting. You can get the train to London from all over the country so it is worth booking your tickets in advance.

You may think that only invited guests or members of the press can attend but that isn’t the case. Somerset House is open to the public, and although you can’t just wander into the shows, you can take pictures of anything you can see while wandering around. Getting tickets is essential for the shows, but they are harder to get your hands on.