Ahead of his talk at this year’s Vogue Festival in association with Vertu, when he will be conversation with supermodel Yasmin Le Bon, Michael Kors shares his favourite places to visit when he’s in London. From shops to exhibitions, see his definitive guide to the capital.
Here are some of the things I love to do in London
“The David Bowie exhibit at the V&A Museum and seeing Helen Mirren play the Queen in The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre.”
“Columbia Road Flower Market. It’s divine. Suddenly, you’re hanging out with Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady”
“Claridge’s. I love the Art Deco bathrooms and the shower especially. It’s the greatest water pressure of any hotel in the world. I mean the shower is like being under Niagara Falls. I think also Claridge’s is a rare place on the planet at which they’ve held on to the history and the tradition of the hotel, but modernised it enough so that it functions in today’s world. It’s the perfect service and the location is spectacular. Everything’s on your doorstep.”
“Rules. It’s in the theatre district and they have fabulous roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and game, if you’re up for it. It’s delicious. And, if are a Downton Abbey fan. you go to Rules and suddenly you are Lady mary. It’s inthe middle of Covent Garden and very close to our Covent Garden store. So, you can do Michael Kors and Downton Abbey all in one day”.
“Bentleys on Walton Street. I’m vintage luggage-obsessed – I love the idea that something can be beautiful and utilitarian, whether you use luggage when you travel or just stack it in your house to hide all the things that people don’t need to see. I think England is the place where people have attics full of fabulous luggage. I also love WilliamVintage. You’ll like it if you’re a connoisseur of couture and real vintage, not like a dress you wore two weeks ago, but stuff from the Sixties, Fifties and earlier. He has impeccable taste. Everything is really edited and beautiful.”
Kors will talk at the Vogue Festival on Saturday April 27