Somerset House

London Fashion Week's Guide to the Most Stylish Retreats Around Somerset House

Veronica Crespi | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Crespi

Somerset House is a magnificent building, but it also happens to be in an area dotted with some of the best hotels in London. Take your pick at liberty - or follow this neat guide I've put together for what might be your most relaxed and efficient London Fashion Week to date.

Exhibition: Isabella Blow - Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

Another lovely touch was the inclusion - without apology - of Isabella's more damaged items such as her scuffed Givenchy mules and the McQueen coat complete with cigarette burns. It's a lovely reminder that what Isabella loved, she wore. And wore and wore and wore. Nothing was saved for special occasions in her wardrobe.

Raising a Hat to Isabella Blow

Ravi Grewal | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ravi Grewal

Those who dismiss the fashion world as a vapid, ivory tower for people whose mouths are made for pouting and air-kissing (rather than eating) and models with cold dead eyes of sharks and the personality of a flannel, must visit the spectacular Somerset House exhibition, celebrating the late Isabella Blow.

Isabella Blow - a Life in Fashion

Stephanie Chase | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Chase

Isabella Blow lived her life with passion, flair and an impeccable eye for beauty. She didn't just wear clothes, she breathed life into them and transformed herself into a walking work of art for all to admire.

About Time, at Somerset House

Janet Awe | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

Somerset House's (SH) Film 4 season got off to a flying start last night (Thursday, 8 August). Over the years, they've always managed to snag at least...

Roaming Scribe: Ferran Adrià, elBulli and the Art of Food

Lynn Houghton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

All I personally know about elBulli is that, up until a year ago, this restaurant was in top position on the list of best 50 restaurants in the world. I certainly had never experienced eating there; but I had heard about it and its avant-garde approach to cooking.

A Study On Seized Moments of Contemplation: Miles Aldridge at Somerset House

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

London's Somerset House is currently displaying 'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me'... Over the last two decades, Aldridge's photographs have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers including Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numéro, Ponystep, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

'Support Emeli Sande? If I Must!'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Supporting Emeli Sande on tour, having his song 'Worthy' picked up by music-hounds everywhere, at Somerset House tonight on the same bill as Alex Clar...

The 2013 Syngenta Photography Award - Exploring Global Challenges

Stuart Forster | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Forster

Many photography enthusiasts will have been unable to visit the recent Syngenta Photography Award exhibition, held at Somerset House in London. Unfo...

Somerset House Presents - Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

Kate Lawson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

The exhibition of all exhibitions (in my humble opinion) is coming to Somerset House this autumn, in a celebration of the work of the late great Isabella Blow - the enigmatic fashion editor, consultant, muse, nurturer of young fashion talent and style icon.

Stop Eating Lunch, and Go to the Summer Series Instead

Lucy Karsten | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Lunches, even just a sandwich, a drink and some sort of sweet thing to make the afternoon slightly more bearable rarely give much change from a tenner; rents are preposterous when compared to anyone at all living outside London; and it has never been easier to spend most of your salary on tube fares. But every once in a while, something comes along that's so fun, and unique- so unbelievably cool, in fact, that it reminds us why we are Londoners.

'Brave, Bonkers And Beautiful': Forget What You Think You Know About Immersive Theatre (REVIEW)

The Huffington Post UK | Jody Thompson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

What is the future of technology-obsessed man? In broad brushstrokes, that's the big question the latest site-specific production from art and t...

Behind the Scenes of Valentino: Master of Couture (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Style
Crane.tv

Valentino Garavani, known to most simply as 'Valentino', is one of the world's last great living couturiers. The legendary fashion designer has dressed everyone from Jackie Onassis to Princess Marie Chantal of Greece and Julia Roberts.

John Berger: Art and Property Now

Jamie Andrews | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

Two weeks ago, strange coded messages hummed along the wires between the Inigo Rooms, King's College London's new exhibition space in Somerset House, and the British Library in St Pancras.

London Fashion Week, Survival of the Fittest and Fashionable

Lorna Weightman | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Style
Lorna Weightman

For all that I analyse my own style, this year, there is a change a coming with a new mantra - "I will survive". So to put this into practice I have taken my learnings and documented what I can only describe as a guide for my fellow attendees...

Terry O'Neill Collaborates With COLLECTIVE to Mark The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary

Kate Lawson | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Just in case you didn't know already, it's the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones this month, and there are a series of events happening in and around london to mark the music milestone, such as 'The Rolling Stones: 50', a photo exhibition which opens at London's Somerset House on July 13th and runs until August 27th.

Keep It Simple

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I prefer the idea of 'style' to 'fashion'. My wardrobe contains mainly black and navy, rather more tonal than rainbow. Yesterday someone described my outfit as 'ombre'; thank goodness my hair isn't dip dyed.

‘I Like Drawing Gross Stuff’ - In Conversation With Five Illustrators To Know Now

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

This week, Pick Me Up opened at London's Somerset House. The Contemporary Graphic Art Fair is an antidote to the fancier commercial shows such as Frie...

Big Names Tackling Big Issues, Behind The Scenes at The Crisis Commission

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 20.03.2012 | Home

How do you depict homelessness in art? The Crisis Commission, an exhibition currently on at Somerset House raise awareness and money for the homeless,...

Felder Felder | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

It's always feels a little bit surreal attending a 'mainstream' catwalk show at London fashion Week. I tend to spend most of the week at the Vauxhall ...

Francesca Marotta | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

There is always at least one venue at the bi-annual London Fashion Week that strays a little further from the main hub of the event, Somerset House, and insists on testing my time management and cardiac health.

London Fashion Week: A Clothes-Centric Microcosm Of Society's Macrocosm

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Style
Ellen Grace Jones

I like to think London Fashion Week serves as a kind of clothes-centric microcosm of the macrocosm of society. Its incarnations, evolution and attendees each season reflect the flighty preoccupations culture places on hierarchy, artifice and worth. Which, given the wealth of design talent showcased, is a real shame.

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Gisele Scanlon | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Style
Gisele Scanlon

Someone yesterday reminded me that they would be combing my fashion weeks reviews to see what I thought of their favorite designers and a little shi...

Riding the London Fashion Week Rollercoaster

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Rose-tinted vision, a gathering of trampolining nerves, veins rushing with a tide of excitement and anticipation; that was me, this time last year. My very first London Fashion Week. If you are a Fashion Week fresher this season, you may find these pointers useful...

Covent Garden at Christmas with Kids

Laura Evans Vogel | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Evans Vogel

A splash of reindeer kitsch, a dash of opera, view a little British Art, have the kids make something, go for a skate, listen to music or storytelling, take an iconic family Christmas tree shot and you can walk out of the West End feeling pretty good about family life.