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STAY Immerse yourself in the thick of London’s art and fashion scenes at Brown’s Hotel in tony Mayfair. The handsome whitestucco building is surrounded by galleries and flagship designer boutiques—stay during London Fashion Week and you’ll likely happen upon models in the banquet rooms preparing for hot-ticket presentations held down the road at Amanda Wakeley or Victoria Beckham. The artistic experience continues back in your suite, where walnut dressers and velvet-clad headboards are paired with works from buzzy contemporary British artists such as Tracey Emin and photographer Mat Collishaw. HANG OUT The nearby Royal Academy of Arts is showing Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne until April 10. Get tickets through Brown’s, which has a special package that also includes a welcome bottle of Ruinart bubbles. SHOP Take in the street-style scene at the Dover Street Market, where you can score eye- catching pieces from up- andcoming designers like British fashion darling Simone Rocha.