What to see in London besides the fashion this LFW
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Although the capital of Great Britain was promised rain this week, do not despair as the weather is still warm – a good reason to throw on your Nikes and explore the magical city after attending the myriad of upcoming fashion shows...
Soho Oyster House
Freshly opened last week on Kingly Street, the Soho Oyster House is the latest creation of restaurateurs The Wright Brothers. The Oyster House will provide you with a range of the freshest seafood, served to you in a delicious and exciting way. The new eatery is small and can only hold 35 people, so it's better to be on the safe side and make a reservation.
The Club Room at Bob Bob Ricard
Also newly opened is the glamourous Club Room, an ideal place for lively dining, music and people watching, especially on the weekend. The 74-seater restaurant serves Russian and British fusion cuisine and is located at the stylish address of Upper James Street, Soho.
This Summer, in the artsy area of Shoreditch, the district received a new eating institution called Dirty Burger – conceptualised by the same people behind Soho House. The kitchen only serves burgers, fries, doughnuts, rich milkshakes and some special breakfast dishes.
With four locations in London, Tom's Kitchen is the go-to eatery of London Fashion Week as there's one conveniently located at Somerset House. Chef Tom Aikens – who has recently been awarded a Michelin star – serves up traditional British cuisine, delicious homemade pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads.
Launched last month, Hotpod Yoga ago is the world's first hot yoga class to be conducted in an inflatable pod. The new fitness concept promises – among other benefits – to burn up to 700 calories per session and is held at various London venues, from Brixton and Fulham to Notting Hill, all inside a blow-up portable pod.
See a movie at Selfridges
Go shopping and watch your favourite movie, what can get better that that? Earlier this month, on the ground floor of Selfridges Oxford Street store, the flagship decided to open its own 60-seater Everyman Cinema. Staying true to its fashionable roots, the department store will be showing movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Woody Allen's Annie Hall, The Devil Wears Prada and many more.
Opening Ceremony's pop-up shop
After a theatrical display instead of a fashion show at New York Fashion Week, Opening Ceremony – a brand that loves to mix things up – has now opened a new pop-up location at the Ace London, Shoreditch. Designed by Max Lamb, the London shop will be located at 106 Shoreditch High Street, and carry Opening Ceremony's men's and women's collections and collaborations.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
This month at the historical Victoria & Albert Museum, there are two must-see exhibitions, 'Horst: Photographer of Style', which brings together the most significant works of the eminent Horst P. Horst, and 'Wedding Dresses 1775-2014', which showcases wedding dresses over the past 250 years. Both must-sees.
For all the admirers of classical paintings, we highly recommend visiting Tate Britain, as the new exhibition 'Late Turner: Painting Set Free' has just opened, showcasing 150 paintings created by English painter William Turner during the 18th century.
Also on display is the largest exhibition of works from Russian painter Kazimir Malevich, which will end on October 26. Titled, 'Malevich', the exhibition will display 420 works from the avant-garde artist, which were imported from Russia, the Unites States, France, and Holland.