The runways aren’t the only place you’ll see high fashion at London’s Fashion Week. A-list afterparties are a dream for celebrity watching. From your favorite designers to top models to Hollywood superstars, these Fashion Week afterparties are the place to be. While the location of celebrity after-parties is often close-hold and secretive, there are a few London destinations that have been popular in recent years. Take a look at these venues favored by the haute couture crowd for London Fashion Week after-parties.
It’s hard to imagine the London skyline without the formidable Shard silhouette rising from the city. The building is located in the heart of the London arts scene, making it perfect for hosting Fashion Week after-parties.
This is my vision: I forsee the tower as a vertical city, for thousands of people to work in and enjoy, and for millions to take to their heart. -Renzo Piano
Inside you’ll also find a variety of venues that attract fashion’s elite crowds. The Hutong, Aqua Shard, and Oblix are all known for the amazing views and fashionable guests they attract. The bar within the on-site Shangri-La hotel has the highest views in London. It is perfect for watching over the city while you rub elbows with fashion’s inner crowd.
Somerset House Terrace
This open-air riverside venue also has sweeping views over London. With the British Fashion Council headquartered in Somerset House itself, it’s the perfect destination for seeing Fashion Week elite. The Somerset House Terrace is located overlooking the location of the majority of London Fashion Week shows, making it perfect for people watching. Enjoy the early fall weather al fresco while sipping champagne cocktails and enjoying Thames River views. Through the end of September, it has been transformed into an Italian themed paradise, you’ll hardly believe you’re in London!
Loulou’s is the nightclub set inside London’s most exclusive club, 5 Hertford Street. The members-only club features dimly-lit Parisian bohemian decor and hosts the hottest Fashion Week afterparties each season. The club has strict rules and only takes reservations by phone or in person, measures taken to protect its A-list clientele from prying eyes. If you are lucky enough to get in, look out for celebrities such as Bella Hadid, George and Amal Clooney, and even Prince William, all of whom have been known to frequent this spot.
Arguably one of the most elegant nightclubs in the world, Annabel’s has been the host of the coveted Vogue Fashion Week after-party in seasons past.
Annabel’s has earned a global reputation founded on superb service, exclusive ambiance, first-class cuisine and unparalleled entertainment.
Another member’s only club favored by A-listers, Annabel’s has hosted fashion icons such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss at its private Fashion Week events.
W Hotel London
Finally, the W Hotel London is located in the rowdy theater district of Leicester Square. It is another past venue for Vogue’s Fashion Week parties.
Experience the glitz and glamour of red carpet premiers in the heart of London’s entertainment district, where celebrities and influencers mix it up and Hollywood makes international headlines just a short stroll from Soho.
The venue’s bar often hosts celebrity-packed parties and London Fashion Week is no exception. The Hotel is a favorite among A-listers looking to have a great time and let loose.
With so many runway shows and after-parties to choose from during London’s Fashion Week, it’s the perfect destaintion for those obsessed with style. For even more fashion fodder, explore A Glimpse Backstage During London Fashion Week.