In 2003, two intelligent minds, Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans, came up with an idea to celebrate an activity that would allow designers from various sectors of life to come up with a creative idea, which will promote London as a design hub city of the world. Many organisations and local government showed a keen interest and managed to hold the first exhibition at Bloomberg on 25 March 2003.
The festival has been divided into two major categories; the Landmark Project and the Partner Events. In Landmark Project, the best artists and designers around the world are asked to create unique architectural designs and structures on major buildings, locations and places. Established businesses, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and retailers organize various activities as part of partner events to promote the design culture of London. About 350,000 audiences entertain with magnificent designs, make purchases, learn new things and participate in different interactive activities.
Festival is celebrated in mid of september every year.
The festival lasts for about 10 days.
How to Contact:
Ambitious designers, companies, artists and audiences can get information about the possible venues of the upcoming festival by contacting through the below given contact details.
Contact: +44 20 7734 6444
London Design Festival Ltd, 60 Frith Street, London W1D 3JJ, United Kingdom.
How to Get London Design Festival:
Tottenham Court Road tube station will be your destination if you want to travel by tube. Leave station on Oxford Street, head east towards Tottenham Court Road and turn right onto Charing Cross Road. Now travel straight on this road for a minute and take a right turn onto Sutton Row. Walk for three to five minutes on this road, take a left turn onto Soho Square, stay with it and turn left onto Frith Street. Your destination will be on the right. View Map
You can also avail the services of a number of buses that drop you near London Design Festival office. You can take bus numbers 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38 or N41. Leave the bus at Denmark Street (Stop A), walk north towards Manette Street and turn left onto it. Walk straight for a minute or two and turn left onto Greek Street and then take the first right onto Bateman Street. Now you have to take another right onto Frith Street and the office of the London Design festival will be on your left.