Design Districts are a key component of the Festival makeup with each Design District constituting a cluster of events within a short walking distance of each other, enabling visitors to navigate the 400 events and geography of the city.


The Festival now has nine official Design Districts, each with its own character. From lively Brixton, south of the river to trendy East End Shoreditch, the design output in these districts are as varied as their postcodes. Shops host special shows, late-night drinks and workshops, while architects and designers offer advice at open studios, seminars, product launches and demos. Installations, markets, and guided tours are also featured throughout the period of the Festival.

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