Let the fireworks begin.
What: Fashion Illustration Gallery presents a collection of drawings from ’40s fashion magazine International Textiles.
Why: Get familiar with Gruau’s work ahead of the Christian Dior Parfums-sponsored exhibition at Somerset House.
When: Fri.-4 Dec. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: The Mayor Gallery, 22a Cork St., W1S 3NA (020 7112 1979).
Titanic: the Artefact Exhibition
What: Room recreations, more than 300 objects and video footage from the latest expedition to view the legendary sunken ship.
Why: A haunting tour. As one of the passengers (you get a boarding pass on arrival), you discover whether you lived or died when the ship sank.
When: Fri.-1 May. Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX (020 8463 2000).
Laurentian Chief Moccasins Slippers
What: Traditional Canadian footwear in buttery suede, cosy lambswool and ethically sourced rabbit fur arrive in London (£75).
Why: Baby, it’s cold outside.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Austique, 330 King’s Rd., SW3 5UR (020 7376 4555).
The Peggy Porschen Parlour
What: The bespoke baker opens her kitchen to the public with a range of freshly baked cakes (lemon limoncello, vanilla chiffon), cookies, muffins and loose leaf teas.
Why: The new collection of cake accoutrements, scented candles, cookie cutters and pinnies is great for gifts.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 116 Ebury St., SW1W 9QQ (020 7730 1316).
The Perfect Pair of Jeans
What: Bodymetrics’s seven-second full-body scan will find you the perfect pair of jeans from the company’s line with Serfontaine. (More collaborations with popular denim labels to come.)
Why: Something for everyone: sizes range from waist 22 to 35.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Selfridges, 400 Oxford St., W1A 1AB (0800 123400).
Photo: René Grauau, Cover for International Textiles No. 484, 1972; Cover for International Textiles No. 335, 1960