Where to drink during London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week runs from 14-18 September 2018, and as all that instagramming and model spying can be hard work, we've gathered the best places to cool off in close proximity.
Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar - Rathbone Place
Can you blame us for putting our pink instagrammable party bar at the top of the list? The perfect place to visit when the crowds of fashion week get too much for a post-show tipple. You can take a leaf out of the model’s handbook and dance until dawn - just don’t turn into a diva.
Keeping on the pink and perfect theme, no LFW instagram feed would be complete without an obligatory selfie in the loos (queue egg toilets) or afternoon tea in the plush surroundings of their powder pink gallery.
Experimental Cocktail Club
Hidden behind a door in Chinatown, arguably the ultimate speakeasy, ECC serves up delicious and innovative cocktails in a debauched underground setting. Ask the bartender for a recommendation or go for something, short and strong.
We’re big fans of Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House, but have often ended up in The Blind Pig and cancelled our dinner reservation in the restaurant below. The cocktails are superb and the decor as a laid-back retro vibe, making it the perfect place to hide out. Look under the old optician sign for the pig doorknocker to get in.
Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden
If you can’t venture out to Clerkenwell to get your plant fill at B&H Buildings, head to Covent Garden where our second favourite plant-filled space exists: Petersham Nurseries. The newest opening after the first in Richmond, the space houses a deli, wine cellar and florist making this a wonderful little sanctuary and break from model-watching.
Trend Overload! If you haven’t seen Grind’s coffee cups all over instagram (where have you been?) then you might recognise the plush interiors or easy-to-spot fascia on Beak Street. By day, visit for a caffeine hit and a late breakfast or early lunch. By night, sneak into the basement bar for a speakeasy espresso martini to get the party started.
Ottolenghi’s newest addition to the family, this new Fitzrovia restaurant focuses on fire and fermentation (!?) with all food cooked over an open fire. Whilst the interiors are nice, with tons of natural light, your camera will be firmly fixed on your plate of food. The perfect refuel.