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London’s Swinging Again!

London Fashion Capital, 2011

London Fashion Capital, 2011

The surge in media interest seems to be linked to the death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen and to the much-talked-about newest global fashion icon – yes, of course we’re talking about Kate Middleton.

But it might be more than just a moment of glory. British designers are attracting more and more foreign interest and a number of British designers are the heads of foreign fashion labels.

London caters for all tastes from the sophisticated to the quirky: Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Paul Smith, Luella, Dunhill are only a few names…  whilst High Street vultures won’t be disappointed either – London has everything from Topshop, to Next, Oasis, Topman, Primark as well as hundreds of boutique shops.

If you are at all interested in fashion, September really is the perfect month to visit London. London Fashion Week, Vogue’s Fashion Night Out and Carnaby Catwalk are just a few of the events to attract attention from fashionistas worldwide.

Book a tour with one of our expert guides: your British Tours guide will customise your tour around your interests and budget, whether you want to shop until you drop, just do some window shopping, or for example visit the fashion wing at the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can also combine your shopping trip with a general sightseeing tour of London

Also see: Gwyneth Paltrow –  ’I think London is the capital of style’ – video

- Caterina

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