This Week in West London: 20th – 26th November 2023

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Lunchtime Lecture: Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, SW7 w2RL

When: 23rd November 2023

Price: Free

If you’re a fashion enthusiast or a fan of Chanel, then why not head down to the Victoria and Albert Museum this Thursday for a lecture dedicated to the evolution of Gabrielle Chanel (famously known as Coco Chanel)? This talk will dissect and pay tribute to her beloved design style, as well as showcase some of her iconic creations. This lecture is free to all and does not require any pre-booking, making it an excellent lunch break activity.

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Eat At:

The Terrace

232-236 Brompton Rd, South Kensington, SW3 2BB

This Mediterranean restaurant caters to a range of dietary requirements, boasting a long menu with a plethora of delicious dishes from some of the world’s best-loved countries. The Terrace is an incredibly versatile restaurant, offering hot drinks and sweet treats, an all-day brunch menu, small plates and large main courses, making it an excellent choice no matter the occasion. We recommend trying the burrata and cherry tomato manousheh which makes for a refreshing yet filling lunch option. 

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Drink At:

Bocca Lounge

3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2HR

Its huge menu and stylish interior are just two reasons as to why Bocca Lounge is a popular spot amongst Londoners. From milkshakes and tea to aperitifs and cocktails, this eclectic bar is certain to have something for everyone. Their gold digger cocktail is particularly raved about by previous bargoers and combines Aperol and Passoã with gold leaf before being topped with champagne to create a fizzy, fruity tipple.

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