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Twiggy

The original supermodel talks UK fashion

Nobody knows fashion like Twiggy and nowhere does fashion quite like the UK. Find out why this Sixties sensation loves the UK shopping scene.

Come to London and follow the story of contemporary British style from its roots in the Swinging Sixties (when Twiggy mixed miniskirts with music, iconic design and sex appeal) to today’s 21st-century scene, world-renowned as eccentric, thought provoking and boldly innovative.

And where would fashion be without shopping? In Britain, high street stores vie with one-off boutiques and big names like Selfridges and Harrods to sell the most up-to-date brands and styles. And from Birmingham’s box-fresh Bullring Centre to Manchester’s cool Northern Quarter and Cardiff’s Victorian Arcades, we have fashion and shopping that suits every taste and budget.

And just like our fashion, British art and design is fizzing with invention, creativity and flair. In fact, to visit Britain is to discover some of the world’s most iconic objects from the red telephone box to the classic Mini Cooper. Check out one of the world’s largest collections of modern art at Tate Modern , see exquisite Charles Rennie Mackintosh design at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum or take in the flamboyant Victorian interiors at Cardiff Castle .

Twiggy photo credit: JP Masclet