The Bankside Design District is coordinated by Better Bankside, a partnership of over 650 businesses in Bankside, London SE1. Better Bankside, a Business Improvement District, exists to make Bankside a better place to live, work and visit. A Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, business-owned and led company, which seeks to improve a given location for commercial activity.



Brixton Design Trail

The Brixton Design Trail is an extensive network of multi-disciplinary talent based in and around Brixton, South London.  Founded in 2014, Brixton Design Trail hosts an annual week-long cultural take-over of central Brixton to showcase of the best creative work south of the River for the London Design Festival.

Brixton Design Trail is a community project with a mission to provide an accessible, visible canvas for local talent and promote collaboration with key stakeholders in the creative regeneration of the town centre.

Brompton Design District

The Brompton Design District is a partnership between leading international brands, much loved independent retailers, neighbourhood restaurants and cultural institutions.

These businesses joined forces in 2007 with a view to revitalising the heritage of the area as a place where people come together to share, enjoy and learn about design in its broadest sense; design, culture, fashion and food.

With its world class museums, design showrooms and restaurants, Brompton is an all year round destination that offers something for all the family: a day out that will leave you culturally and physically sated.

Chelsea Design Quarter

The 2016 programme included a new fabric collection from Raoul Textiles, Bathing Culture by Roca London Gallery, a pop-exhibition of lighting installations at John Cullen Lighting, Guinevere Antiques, Loomah flooring at Reed Harris, carpets from Deirdre Dyson, aswell as sculptures, lighting and furnative from Tom Fulkner. Talisman hosted a 'pop up' exhibition for Amy Kent and Anna Burns Objects alongside a show of their 20th century designs. 

Their late night opening was on Monday 19 September

Clerkenwell Design Quarter

This year's programme included a showcase of the top 20 graduate designer makers from across the UK. Viaduct took a fresh look at minimalism in furniture and lighting design, Barbican and Bocci collaborated on an immersive light installation, The Goldsmiths’ Centre hosted a Creative Links Talks Series, as well as an Ice Cream Social every weekday of the Festival hosted by MARK Product.

There was a late night opening on Tuesday 20 September

Islington Design District

The 2016 Programme included an exhibition celebrating the humble eraser by Present & Correct, a visual flower installation where visitors could create their own flower by Quill London, and an exciting new pattern collection from SMUG Founder Lizzie Evans.

Their late night opening was Tuesday 20 September

Shoreditch Design Triangle

The Shoreditch Design Triangle is a cultural event that celebrates the creative industry in East London. It was established in 2008 as a vehicle for the designers, companies and institutions situated in the East End to collaborate on the promotion of their activities during the London Design Festival and at other key periods in the year, such as Christmas and Easter.

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