21-23 May 2024

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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 showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

Celebrating its 14th year in May 2023 (23-25) the award-winning* CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events.

*Winner of Best UK Tradeshow between 2,000sqm - 8,000sqm

CDW has been awarded the Best UK Tradeshow by the Association of Event Organisers in 2020. The judges commented CDW's 10th edition was an ambitious event – it was an exceptionally complex project which pushed the traditional boundaries and delivered a city-wide scale event which was hugely impressive. It was creative, embraced sustainability and delivered great commercial results.

AEO award winner

CDW is a jam packed design festival consisting of 11 exhibition venues, 150+ 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 below.

Exhibition venues

There are 11 exhibition venues across the festival trail, each with a different curatorial focus. 

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

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Ceramics of Italy

Browse a showcase of 9 Italian ceramics brands in a specially-built venue showcasing a range of ceramic and porcelain tiles.


Uncover an array of temporary installations developed by specialist architectural, design and engineering brands.

Conversations at Clerkenwell

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


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


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

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.

Take a look at some of the highlights from 2022 below:




Installation Partners


Event Partners



Media Partners

  • 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, ...