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

Activity included a cocktail reimagined by an alumini of designers including Ron Arad and Tom Dixon, a live presentation of glassmaking and its fundamental processes and materials by Dechem, as well as a multi-sensory installation by 10 designers and practioners that explored the appeal of utopian thinking. 

Their Late night opening was Thursday 22 September, 6–8pm 

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. It is a true celebration of the East End, hosted by the creative companies who work here. Blending together product launches, exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks, tours and culinary delights – the event gives visitors the opportunity to spend the day wandering around the East End on foot and still not see everything there is to see. In recent years, a critical mass of design-led companies have been taking part to ensure over 50 different individual events take place in the area, with work on show from designers and artists from all over the world. Visitors can expect to see a heady mix of design led furniture, accessories, lighting, ceramics, fashion, jewellery, bags, tableware, cookware, books, prints, flowers, textiles, bicycles, stationery and even chocolate. There are also leading architecture projects, mixed media events and video installations. As the night falls, one can expect the customary freedom, mystery and promise that the East End has always provided for London. The Shoreditch Design Triangle’s late night opening will take place on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

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