It’s true, when you take a trip to London you’d be wise to pack your umbrella. London, like the UK in general, is well-known for its less than perfect weather. Although having said that if you are travelling from the north, Manchester for example, your visit to London is filled with optimistic expectations of better weather. London might be a tad notorious for rain and chilly weather but we have to admit it all adds to the character of England and its reputation for uniqueness.
London has got a long-established and justifiable label for, unlike many of its European capital counterparts, not baking under the sun. It has to be said that this can be welcoming and refreshing during the summer months when the likes of Madrid, Athens and Seville are almost too hot to enjoy.
London – a global epicentre for fashion
The British capital might not be synonymous with great weather but it is synonymous with a thriving fashion scene, which is one of the best in the world. From Swinging London in the sixties to Cool Bitpop of the nineties, London has always been the centre of thriving fashion scenes. You don’t have to walk down a London street for long until you see a visual icon that captures London’s lively fashion spirit.
So what have one of the capital’s less desirable traits and one of its most celebratory assets got in common? Well we would have said absolutely nothing expect perhaps that the rain might compel people to enter a store to get dry and spend some time shopping.
The American singer and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger believes London’s bad weather and enviable fashion status have more in common than meets the eye. Nicole states that the British capital is a top place for fashion because of the bad weather.
“There is definitely a bigger choice of affordable fashion [in London], the high street is great,” said the 35-year-old singer. “It is more visually interesting, but the weather definitely helps this as you need multiple layers,” continued the talent show judge.
Nicole believes that the need for layering creates more self-expression than in warmer locations. We have to admit that she might have a point…