The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, includes hundreds of exhibits and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. It's the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best. With some mighty London museums at the helm and loads of events in 'design districts' across town, where do you start?
Design Junction in King's Cross
More than 200 design brands will be spread across five locations in King's Cross: Cubitt House and Cubitt Park, The Canopy, Granary Square and The Crossing. It's going to be a flashy mix of pop-up shops, workshops and interactive sculptures. Look out for the 'Campari barge', a floating cocktail bar narrowboat on the King’s Cross waterway.
Designer of the moment, Camille Walala is bringing her vibrant hues to Broadgate Circus in the form of a soft and squidgy building-block castle. The LDF landmark project will be covered in colourful patterns and filled with squeezy stress balls and other surprises intended to de-stress visitors and promote playfulness away from the daily grind.
Brixton Design Trail
Admire installations, learn about crafts and shop for beautifully designed products with the help of the Brixton Design Trail. The theme for 2017 – 'Love is Power' – is all about acceptance, diversity and the spirit of community that runs through Brixton. Don't miss 'Sanctum Emphemeral' a guided tour of an evocative outdoor photo exhibition led by residents of the Cressingham Gardens Estate.
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