Chanel Fan? Check Out This Exclusive Hotel Package Celebrating The V&A’s New Exhibition

By Martha Davies

9 months ago

Nab yourself coveted exhibition tickets – plus some Chanel-themed treats


In the midst of all the excitement of London Fashion Week, the V&A has launched its brand new Chanel exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto. If you’re dreaming of a visit to the blockbuster display, you can now level up the experience with an exclusive hotel package at The Kensington. We’ve got all the details.

Chanel Fan? Check Out This Exclusive Hotel Package Celebrating The V&A’s New Exhibition

London is abuzz after the opening of the V&A’s brand new exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto. For Chanel superfans, however, the experience just got even better: you can now treat yourself to a luxurious exhibition package courtesy of The Kensington, a gorgeous hotel occupying four Victorian townhouses on the corner of Queen’s Gate and Old Brompton Road.

This exclusive offering guarantees you two coveted tickets to the V&A exhibition, but this is just the beginning: you can also enjoy a full English Breakfast at Town House in The Kensington, as well as a gorgeous Gabrielle Chanel Exhibition coffee table book (gifted to guests staying in one of The Kensington’s suites).  

Afternoon tea featuring a Chanel coffee table book

For even more Chanel magic, The Kensington is offering a number of fashion-focused experiences including a Bespoke Perrier-Jouët cocktail menu encompassing special-occasion tipples such as The Cocotte – a bubbly twist on the classic French 75. You can also indulge in the High Fashion High Tea, a lavish afternoon tea boasting treats such as dark chocolate and vanilla macarons, plus a sumptuous orange and almond cake.

Three cocktails with flowers in the background

Finally, fashion-lovers can attend The Kensington’s intimate ‘In Conversation’ event with British novelist, fashion writer and biographer Justine Picardie. Taking place at 5:30pm on Thursday 21 September, the event will see Picardie discuss her internationally-acclaimed biography of Coco Chanel, exploring not only how Chanel invented her own fashion brand, but also crafted her own alluring image. Sound exciting? You can book it here – tickets include a welcome glass of Perrier Jouët and a signed copy of Justine’s book, Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life.

Bookings for The Kensington’s Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto Exhibition Package start at £550. For more information, visit doylecollection.com


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