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About

About

About

the UK's leading design festival

Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has created a truly unique way of showcasing the world’s leading interiors brands.

Featuring 600+ showroom events, 11+ curated exhibitions, striking installations, topical talks, design destinations, a fringe programme, food and drink partners and more, the award-winning CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading design festival.

Taking place 21-23 May 2024, CDW welcomed a record-breaking 37,725 visitors to the area for its most ambitious edition to date in 2023.

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CDW is a jam packed design festival consisting of 10 exhibition venues, 140+ showrooms, engaging installations, topical talks with leading creatives, hundreds of programmed events, fringe activities from local practices and tantalising deals across EC1's restaurants and bars. Find out more about what to see and do at CDW below.

Exhibition venues

There are 10 exhibition venues across the festival trail, each with a different curatorial focus. 

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Showrooms

160+ showrooms take part each year, highlighting the natural growth of EC1 as a creative area.

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Design destinations

CDW highlights key festival hubs as design destinations. Visitors can expect a plethora of activity from a range of brands dotted across EC1. 

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Installations & brand activations

During the three days, street spectacles, temporary installations and brand activations pop-up along the festival route. 

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Conversations at Clerkenwell

Listen in on in-depth industry talks with established and new design talent across a 3-day programme of talks.

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Programme

Take part in a series of specially curated events including product launches and parties. There's plenty of Prosecco too!

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Fringe

Explore a selection of local practices who open their doors to the festival’s visitors hosting workshops, displays and much more.

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Food & Drink

Sample some of Clerkenwell's world-leading restaurants and eateries as they offer up a variety of discounts and deals for CDW visitors.

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Take a look at some of the highlights from 2023 below

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  • ADF (Architects’ Datafile) is well-regarded in the sector for bringing architects the broadest range of coverage on current UK and international projects, as well as thought leadership on key issues, ...