While we’re no doubt all obsessing over London Fashion Week, which graces our lovely capital from the 18th September, we have to remember there’s more than just fashion going on in London. Here is a rundown of all the fashionable, and not quite fashion-orientated events happening in September.
- The biggest event for any fashion lover is undoubtedly London Fashion Week (or LFW to those in the know, natch!), kicking off for the second time ever at Brewer Street car park, in Soho from the 18th to 22nd September. A lot harder to get into these days, and not quite as open to the public, expect it still to be thronged full of bloggers, off-duty models and frazzled stylists running around like headless chickens. Always fun, even if you don’t have an invite to a show. For more details, click here.
- The next big one is Vogue’s annual Fashion Night Out, this year held on the 10th September and it’s dedicated to all stores on Regent’s Street. Expect lots of free things, the hottest parties and make-up tutorials, this is one night worth getting glammed up and stomping around central London in your highest heels. For more details, head on over to the Vogue website, or click here.
- The last fashion event I’ll mention is London Fashion Weekend, run by the BFI, this weekend long event runs directly after London Fashion Week ends from the 24th to 26th September at it’s new venue, the Saatchi Gallery. This is the event for fashion lovers who couldn’t blag an invite to the trade shows, as it features everything from catwalks, make-up tutorials, buying events and the high street stores have a strong presence here too. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
- Another beloved annual event in London is the BBC Proms in the Park on the 12th September, a chance to catch classical and contemporary music sitting on the grass at Hyde Park while enjoying the last of the summer. This event is always fun, especially for music lovers and is a real treat when the weather is still good. For tickets and more information, just click here.
- The London Mela, an Asian music and food festival at Gunnersbury on the 12th September is a new favourite of mine. Filled to the brim with Asian music, street food, crafts, exhibits, dance, children’s events and so many colours to delight your eyes, you’ll have a great day. For more details, click here.
- Open House London is a cool new annual event I’ve only recently discovered, where for two nights only, you get to peek inside some of London’s most famous buildings that are usually restricted to the public. Have a look at some hidden gems, architectural beauty and historic buildings, without being chased away by security guards. This is definitely one for the architectural and history buffs, or amateur photographers and definitely worth a look. For more information click here.
- And finally, just because my hubby is a massive rugby fan, the Rugby World Cup is being held in the UK this year, and since many of the stadiums are in and around London, such as Stratford, Wembley and Twickenham, there’s going to be an amazing buzz around the capital. From the 18th September until 31st October, the bars of London are going to go rugby mad. For fixtures and any last minute tickets, just click here.