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London Fashion Week (LFW) is winding down. But if you’re visiting London anytime soon, you may want to have your own chic adventure and live it up like the fashion crowd has been doing for the past week. Where you should go and what should you do to see London like a fashion insider? As in New York, there’s a secret world in London where the top fashion designers, models, executives, editors and photographers like to go to unwind after a long day of runway shows and meetings. Here’s how to experience London like the pros do during fashion week, with 6 hot spots and insider tips on where to go to eat, hang out and stay like a style boss.

Experience London like a Fashion Insider at these 6 Hot Spots

London Fashion Week ends tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop. After all, immediately following LFW comes the retail-focused London Fashion Week Festival, which is open to the general public. 

How to experience London like a fashion pro during LFW, with insider tips on where to eat, hang out and stay like a true style influencer.

Experience London like a fashion pro during LFW, with insider tips and hot spots to visit. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

But first, a quick recap. This year, LFW kicked off with a touching memorial to the recently deceased iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood. Attendees included Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Among the designers that showed at LFW this year were Burberry, Mowalowla, JW Anderson and Erdem. Here are all the posh places and hot spots to experience London like a fashion editor.

6 Places to Experience London like a Fashion Editor 


NoMad London is a luxury hotel located inside the historic, Grade II-listed building famously known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station in Covent Garden. Its culinary program includes three unique venues — NoMad Restaurant & Atrium Bar, Side Hustle, Common Decency and The Library — that fuse the creative talents of Executive Chef Ashley Abodeely with the bartending genius of Leo Robitschek and Liana Oster. The Nomad has definitely become a celebrity magnet both for dining or staying in one of the exquisite rooms (Lena Dunham and Alexa Chung are both fans.) 

Tiffany Hsu at London Fashion Week. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

2. Sexy Fish, Mayfair

You may not think of fish as sexy, but this place more than lives up to what its name promises. Known for amazing seafood—you must try the spicy tuna and tempura prawn roll—this has become one of the “it” spots during Fashion Week. And really every week (the Frank Gehry and Damien Hirst installations definitely help.) It’s glam, it’s fun and you will definitely see some very high-profile people. And the food? Sensational.

Hot spots for the fashion pros during London Fashion Week: Sexy Fish Bar and Restaurant, Mayfair. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

3. Petersham Nurseries

If you need a little break from the hustle and bustle of London Fashion Week then this rustic and serene restaurant may be just what you need. You will feel like you are in the English countryside and you didn’t even have to get in your car. It is farm-to-table and though the menu is ever-evolving, it is always delicious. 

Hot spots for the fashion insiders during London Fashion Week: the café at Petersham Nurseries. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

4. The Maine Mayfair

Another tranquil respite from busy fashion week but the interior design of this townhouse definitely brings your dining experience to a different level. Since opening in 2021, it has been a go-to spot for the fashion crowd of London (especially if you enjoy delicious lobster and, well, who doesn’t?)

London fashion week insider tips on where to hang out

Experience London like a fashion week pro, with hot spots and insider tips on where to eat, hang out and stay like a true style influencer. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

5. The Berners Tavern, Fitzrovia

Located in The London Edition, this is a celebrity magnet with everyone from George Clooney to Rita Ora to Leonardo DiCaprio dropping in over the years to get one of those covered corner tables. 

6. Annabel’s, Berkeley Square

You’ll feel like you are about to do a shoot for British Vogue if you can snag an invitation to this gorgeous members-only club (you’ll also probably see about 5 Vogue editors on any given day there.) The façade at Annabel’s is always totally over the top, so you can’t miss it if you walk by (see below for their Christmas 2021 exterior decorations). Basically, its a private club that definitely wants to be seen – so you can check any shyness you have at the door.

London fashion week insider tips and where to hang out

Hot spots for fashion pros in London: the exterior of the private club Annabel’s in Mayfair at Christmas 2021. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

They also just transformed their ‘Elephant Bar’ into a Japanese dining space and it is not to be missed. 

live London like a Fashion Editor at the right hot spots

Whether you go for Fashion Week, vacation or a business trip, that’s our take on how to experience London like a fashion pro during LFW, with insider tips on where to eat, hang out and stay like a true style influencer. London’s calling, dear reader.

Meredith Lepore

Meredith Lepore is a travel and luxury writer and editor whose work has appeared in Travel + Leisure,, Marie Claire, Self and more. She’s visited many top hotels and restaurants (although she’s still waiting on that private jet ride, which she insists would help her get over her fear of flying.) Her personal definition of luxury is Doritos and The Gilmore Girls, plus the occasional meal at Per Se. Meredith resides in New York City with her Yorkie, Otis; her preferred home décor vibe channels Valley of the Dolls.