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The vision of London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the capital again for the 16th edition of the Festival from 15-23 September 2018.

London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. The launch of the first Festival took place at Bloomberg on 25 March 2003, with a huge show of support from design, education, government and London organisations. 16 years later, this vision remains ever strong.

Recap on 2017

In 2017, the Festival welcomed an estimated audience of 450,000 visitors from over 75 countries during the 9 days of the Festival period.

  • 2 Landmark Projects
  • 13 Porjects at the V&A
  • 9 Design Districts
  • 5 Design Destinations
  • 3 Design Routes
  • 300 Events
  • 45 Talks and Workshops



London Design Festival 2017 Highlights Film 

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