London Fashion Week takes place in London, England twice each year, in February and September. Organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) for the London Development Agency with help from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, it first took place in 1984 and currently ranks alongside New York, Paris and Milan as one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks. It presents itself to funders as a trade event that also attracts significant press attention and benefit to taxpayers. It states that it is attended by over 5,000 press and buyers, and has estimated orders of £40m or £100m . A retail-focused event, London Fashion Weekend, takes place immediately afterwards at the same venue and is open to the general public.

The Exhibition at London Fashion Week will be housed under one roof in the neo-classical surrounds of Somerset House.

“The great thing about London is that it lives and breathes fashion. The street is still the best way to get a snapshot of London style.”
Todd Lynn

Westminster, London WC2R 1LA


How to get there:

Overland Rail
The nearest mainline rail stations are: Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

The nearest underground stations are: Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.

Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers.

On Foot
Pedestrian access to Somerset House is available from Victoria Embankment, Waterloo Bridge (via a new footbridge link) or from the Strand.