The eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) takes place between Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 May 2017. Celebrating Clerkenwell as one of the world’s most important clusters of architecture and design, Clerkenwell Design Week has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival; with over 35,000 visitors, 300 participating brands and a media reach of over 1 million. CDW has four key components – exhibitions, installations, the fringe programme and the showroom programme.

To promote CDW organisers Media 10 stage a range of temporary elements – exhibitions and installations within the EC1 area. Together with the fringe programme the variety of content makes for a packed three days, attracting audiences from across the world of architecture and design.

Media 10 carefully organises each element of CDW, working with a full range of local stakeholders including Islington Council to ensure a safe, easy to access and navigable event. One critical aspects of this is keeping good information with the residents of this area. CDW is well aware of the importance of the goodwill they have received from the residents and willdo their utmost best to continue this. For that reason an overview is provided to inform you about what happens where at what time. Below you will find a schedule that shows all the build-up and break down dates as well as the dates of the actual events. If there are any extra restrictions regarding park suspensions or road closures these are also listed.


Clerkenwell Design Week takes place from Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 May 2017 in the following locations. These areas will also be affected before and after the show dates for build-up and breakdown.

The complete schedule for build-up and breakdown will be posted shortly.

Fabric Nightclub 
Greenhill Rents, EC1M 6HJ

The Order of St John and St John’s Square 
St John’s Square, EC1V 4JJ

There will be an exhibition in the church plus an installation and pavilion on the square (on both sides of Clerkenwell Road). Some parking on St John’s Square will be suspended.

Garden of the church of St James’
St James Walk, EC1R 0EA

There will be several temporary structures, including two linked pavilions, plus an exhibition in the crypt of the church.

St James’ Church, crypt
Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA

House of Detention
12 Sans Walk, EC1R 0AS

Spa Fields
Northampton Rd, EC1R 0DF

There will be at least two temporary pavilion structures plus a number of temporary installations


A number of parking spaces are likely to be suspended in the area either before, during or after the festival to assist in the set up of the event or to host temporary structures or activity. These will be listed below closer to the festival but may include:

– St John’s Square
– Northampton Road
– Rosoman Place

If you have any queries please send an email to: [email protected]

Emergency Contact

Please contact 07928895466 in case of any emergencies from 16th – 28th May 2017