Can’t Get into LFW? Fun Alternative Things to Do in London
Hey now – getting into London Fashion Week is by no means an easy feat. In fact, unless you are Gigi Hadid’s doppelgänger or Karl Lagerfeld’s new muse, it is nearly impossible. But do not sweat it, as frockadvisor have compiled a list of alternative events just as tasty to sink your teeth into this weekend. Filth at VAULT Festival – Friday 19th February Don’t tell anyone, but this Friday all you naughty Londoners out there are invited to a very exclusive underground silent disco, as part of the VAULT Festival, found beneath the Waterloo Arches. Get up close and personal whilst dancing to three carefully selected music channels, not forgetting an X-rated adult channel. All that’s left to do is get down and dirty, you know you want to.Artful Dodger at The Nest – Friday 19th February If life seems to be Moving Too Fast and you want to Re-Wind then head to the Nest in Dalston this Friday night. Expect to hear all your favourite Garage anthems as the infamous Artful Dodger returns to the decks. We promise you’ll be dancing till the very early hours. #ThisGoesOutToAllTheDJs Alice in Wonderland at the British Library – All Weekend In celebration of the 150th year since Alice and her Wonderland was publicly shared with the world, the British Library have curated this free exhibition within their entrance hall, so visitors can gaze upon Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript complete with hand-drawn illustrations. Go ahead, enter into the world of make-believe. The South London Soul Train – Saturday 20th February If you have not already swung by Peckham’s Bussey Building for their roadblock South London Soul Train then you quite simply have not lived. Five floors of hipsters dancing to “no bass wobbles, only love, funk and soul”. But be warned – all that grooving can get very, very addictive. Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – Until Sunday 21st February Sunday is the last day to view Taylor Wessing’s Photographic Portrait Prize, and this exhibition is not one to be missed. This yearly prize offers up the work of the best global photo-portrait talent and subjects range from celebrities to people in their everyday lives.