From catwalks and showcases to networking sessions and after parties, London is a hive of activity during the now iconic Fashion Week. With so much going on in and around the city, the best venues often get snapped up quickly, so you’re going to want to get in ahead of the crowds if you are to secure the cream of the crop, such as any of the following amazing spaces.
93 Mortimer Street is an ideal choice for those looking to marry together the best of old-school glamour and modern architecture. Forming central features at this striking venue are the rococo/baroque skylights, which are as much an aesthetic highlight as they are a practical means to flood the space with natural light. Add this to the triple height ceilings and you have a spacious, airy interior, with a generous total capacity of 300 altogether. Well connected to the rest of London, the nearest tube stops can be reached in just 3 and 10 minutes respectively.
The Saw Holborn truly must be one of the city’s most flexible offerings, boasting a vast range of different spaces, each of them coming as a blank canvas that allows you the scope to get creative and inject your own sense of style – particularly appropriate during Fashion Week. The diverse selection of rooms on offer means there is a space here for almost any occasion, be it an intimate gathering of just 10 or a bustling mass scale event for a whopping 1000 guests. So well designed and equipped is The Saw Holborn in fact, it was awarded the title of London Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Noho Studios is one of the newest and best blank canvases, found in the ever popular West End. This multi-purpose event and exhibition space has a simple white wall finish, and is comprised of a total of 2000 square feet, complete with high ceilings and characterful brick arches, to ensure the space still has its own distinct charm. Another handy feature is the shop window space and fully brand-able frontage, where you can display key pieces from your collection to draw people in. Both Oxford Circus and Goodge Street stations can be reached in a mere 2 minutes.
Wardour Street Gallery is a spacious, immersive space that has played host to all manner of event types. Ultra-contemporary in feel, the unique contrast between the white walls and the high-class reflective black floor and pillars is very effective, adding distinct character to the venue without sacrificing the modern flair. You can expect to welcome as many as 500 guests through the doors for a standing reception, or 100 if you are planning a more formal seated occasion. There are plenty of options when it comes to getting to and from the venue, with the likes of Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Oxford Circus all close by.
Level 6 Soho is found on the top floor at Foyles, one of the UK’s best known and historically rich bookshops. Another contemporary blank canvas, feel free to put your own stamp on the space, whilst making the most of the excellent in-house caterers, Leafi, who provide bespoke menus to suit your particular event. The fantastic central location keeps you at the hub of the week’s action, and leaves you positively spoilt for choice with regards to transport options, with Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden and Holborn just a selection of nearby rail links connecting you to the rest of London and beyond.