The London Design Festival

 
 
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The London Design FestivalThe London Design Festival is an ambitious project. Hundreds of events, locations, shops, universities and design agencies are involved in the nine days of talks, exhibitions, competitions and activities. It's a true celebration of the capital's all-encompassing design industry, taking in sectors as diverse as fashion, architecture, retail, typography, photography, textiles, interior decoration and manufacturing. There's a huge amount to see but don't be put off by the volume: inclusion here is based on the quality of the design. Events come in all shapes and sizes from product launches in tiny boutiques to massive trade shows including 100% Design at Earls Court, the UK's largest contemporary design trade event. The scope is far-reaching and you'll be hard pressed to cover all of it but it's fun trying.

 

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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The London Design Festival  'God is in the details' for Swarovski during the London Design Festival 2013, photo by David Levene  

   
The London Design Festival - 'God is in the details' for Swarovski during the London Design Festival 2013, photo by David Levene

The London Design Festival 'God is in the details' for Swarovski during the London Design Festival 2013, photo by David Levene 

LondonTown.com - The London Design Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Kingston House
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Rembrandt Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  37% off
11 Thurloe Place, SW7 | 3 minutes from The London Design Festival
Built in Edwardian times, the Rembrandt is an historic building but has been updated with contemporary décor and facilities. It boasts superb conference facilities, fitness centre ... More
 
 
 
The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  36% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from The London Design Festival
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... More
 
 
 
Fifty Four Boutique Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  42% off
54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from The London Design Festival
Located at 54 Queen's Gate, this traditional Edwardian townhouse hotel is well positioned, within five minutes' walk of both Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations ... More
 
 
 
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Photography Summer Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th Jul to 2nd Aug 2014 - Various Times
Stephanie Hoppen, 17 Walton Street, SW3 | 6 minutes from The London Design Festival
A diverse exhibition featuring works by Suzanne Jongmans, David Chow, Helen Lyon, Paulette Tavormina and Seamus Ryan....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Prom 20: Walton, Gurney & Sally Beamish
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 1st August 2014 - 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The London Design Festival
Martyn Brabbins conducts Gurney's War Elegy, Sally Beamish's Violin Concerto and Walton's Symphony No 1 In B Flat Minor, with Anthony Marwood, violin....More
 
 
 
Now On
Dr. Harold Edgerton: Abstractions
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th Jul to 2nd Aug 2014 - Various Times
Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Place, SW3 | 11 minutes from The London Design Festival
An exhibition featuring a rare selection of vintage black and white prints from the Dr Harold Edgerton Estate....More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The London Design Festival
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The London Design Festival
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The London Design Festival
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The London Design Festival
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The London Design Festival
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The London Design Festival
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The London Design Festival
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The London Design Festival
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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The Library
London > Shopping > Menswear
268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The London Design Festival
Some of the younger contemporary designers feature here including Alexander McQueen, YMC, Dryshod and Fake. This shop gets our 'Editor's Choice' rosette for its quirky mix ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The London Design Festival
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The London Design Festival
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Cassis Bistro
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
232-236 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The London Design Festival
Bringing something alternative to London's restaurant scene, Cassis Bistro in Knightsbridge aims to provide an all-round slice of Provence with its contemporary art laden interiors and ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The London Design Festival
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The London Design Festival
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 22 minutes from The London Design Festival
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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The London Design Festival gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The London Design Festival
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 10 minutes from The London Design Festival
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from The London Design Festival
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The London Design Festival
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The London Design Festival
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The London Design Festival
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
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The London Design Festival clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The London Design Festival
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The London Design Festival
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
 
 
 
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 15 minutes from The London Design Festival
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The London Design Festival
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The London Design Festival
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The London Design Festival
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum events

 
What Do You Do With That' Some Unusual Traditional Jewellery: TalkWhat Do You Do With That' Some Unusual Traditional Jewellery: TalkA talk by curator Jane Perry.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
What Do You Do With That' Some Unusual Traditional Jewellery: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 7th August 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
A talk by curator Jane Perry.
French Art Pottery: TalkFrench Art Pottery: TalkA talk by curator Rebecca Wallis.14th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
French Art Pottery: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 14th August 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
A talk by curator Rebecca Wallis.
A Meander Into The World Of Islamic Gardens And Paradise: TalkA Meander Into The World Of Islamic Gardens And Paradise: TalkJasmin Mamani leads a discussion of the importance of gardens within Islam.21st August 2014Thursday 21st August 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
A Meander Into The World Of Islamic Gardens And Paradise: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 21st August 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Jasmin Mamani leads a discussion of the importance of gardens within Islam.
The Classics On Repeat: TalkThe Classics On Repeat: TalkSarah Campbell leads a tour of the British Galleries.28th August 2014Thursday 28th August 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Classics On Repeat: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 28th August 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Sarah Campbell leads a tour of the British Galleries.
Jewish Ceremonial Art: TalkJewish Ceremonial Art: TalkExplore Jewish Ceremonial Art with curator Louise Hofman.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free Event 
Jewish Ceremonial Art: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Explore Jewish Ceremonial Art with curator Louise Hofman.
Horst: Photographer Of StyleHorst: Photographer Of StyleHorst: Photographer Of StyleThis major retrospective looks at the career of German-born photographer Horst P Horst, one of the 20th century's master photographers. Horst: Photographer of Style at the V&A will feature photos, film footage, nude studies, haute couture costume and magazines relating to Horst's sixty-year career. It will also look at collaborations and friendship6th September 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
 
Horst: Photographer Of Style
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  6th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
This major retrospective looks at the career of German-born photographer Horst P Horst, one of the 20th century's master photographers. Horst: Photographer of Style at the V&A will feature photos, film footage, nude studies, haute couture costume and magazines relating to Horst's sixty-year career. It will also look at collaborations and friendship... More about this event
 
Objects On The Move: A Short History Of Mobile Furniture Design: Guided TourObjects On The Move: A Short History Of Mobile Furniture Design: Guided TourA guided tour of furniture and its design.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free Event 
Objects On The Move: A Short History Of Mobile Furniture Design: Guided Tour
event > Tours | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 11th September 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
A guided tour of furniture and its design.
The London Design FestivalThe London Design FestivalThe London Design FestivalThe London Design Festival is an ambitious project. Hundreds of events, locations, shops, universities and design agencies are involved in the nine days of talks, exhibitions, competitions and activities. It's a true celebration of the capital's all-encompassing design industry, taking in sectors as diverse as fashion, architecture, retail, typogra13th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
 
The London Design Festival
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Design Shows
PRICING  Various
DATES  13th to 21st September 2014
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
The London Design Festival is an ambitious project. Hundreds of events, locations, shops, universities and design agencies are involved in the nine days of talks, exhibitions, competitions and activities. It's a true celebration of the capital's all-encompassing design industry, taking in sectors as diverse as fashion, architecture, retail, typogra... More about this event
 
Rapid Response Collecting: ConferenceRapid Response Collecting: ConferenceThe gathering discusses how collecting can respond rapidly to global events.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
 
Rapid Response Collecting: Conference
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Thursday 18th September 2014 - 10.30am-1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
The gathering discusses how collecting can respond rapidly to global events.
Intercultural Tour: Sacred Spaces In The V&A: Guided TourIntercultural Tour: Sacred Spaces In The V&A: Guided TourReligious galleries tour.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
Category: event
Free Event 
Intercultural Tour: Sacred Spaces In The V&A: Guided Tour
event > Tours | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 18th September 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Religious galleries tour.
 

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Join us as we discuss the possibility that these great predators may exist in UK waters....More

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Prom 20: Walton, Gurney & Sally Beamish
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The pianist performs jazz standards....More

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