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Bankside Design District

Bankside Design District is a celebration of the area’s thriving creative industries with a programme of installations, open studios and interactive workshops which reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Bankside.


Marvel at a series of flags marking the independent state of Bankside created by some of Bankside’s and London’s leading designers; join the ‘Designing a Destination’ debate at Fora exploring whether creative clusters are born or made; check out designjunction at Oxo Tower Wharf, showcasing an exhibition of world-class contemporary interior design; immerse yourself in the interactive history of type through the medium of wine and gin with Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting; pop into the Better Letters sign painting schools in Borough Market with US legend Mike Meyer.


Putting South London design on the map, Bankside Design District run east to west along the Thames from Borough Market to Oxo Tower Wharf. Keep an eye out for special activity for the Bankside Late on Wednesday 19 September.




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.

Food and Drink:

Bala Baya

Tel-Aviv inspired restaurant Bala Baya is offering an exclusive sharing menu for two with a bottle of wine for £35pp. Quote ‘BBLDF’ when booking.

Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union St, London SE1 0LR

Macellaio RC

Set in Old Union Yard Arches, enjoy the theatrical Italian dining experience at Macellaio RC with 20% off food.

Arch 24, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR

Caravan Bankside

Known for their delicious brews and food, enjoy a complimentary coffee, cocktail or signature cornbread per person at Caravan when booking with the code ‘LONDONDESIGNFESTIVAL’

30 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0HS

tibits bankside

With over 40 homemade vegan and vegetarian dishes, enjoy 10% off food at tibits bankside throughout the festival.

124 Southwark St, London SE1 0SW

Flat Iron Square

Tap & Bottle wine bar on the first floor of Devonshire House at Flat Iron Square will be offering 20% off all drinks to festival visitors.

64 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU

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