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 10th year in May 2019 (21-23) 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. In 2018, the design community flocked to Clerkenwell with 34,060 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands.

*Winner of Best UK Tradeshow at the AEO Awards 2016, no. 1 UK event on the Dezeen Hot List 2016.

2017 Event Video Footage by Dezeen

Getting There

Clerkenwell Design Week takes place in various venues around Clerkenwell. Please see the online map for all  2018 locations and events. Please remember to pick up one of our handy, free show guides to navigate your way around the show. Alternatively you can download the map here.

Closest underground stations: Farringdon and Barbican
Bus routes: 19, 341, 38, N19, N38, N41, 55, 48

– Showrooms
Various locations and opening hours, please check individual showroom profiles and the map.

Exhibitions, open daily from 10:00-21:00
Design Fields: Spa Fields, Northampton Rd, EC1R 0DF
Platform: House of Detention, 12 Sans Walk, EC1R 0AS
Project: Garden of St James, St James Walk, EC1R 0EA
British Collection: Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0EA
Detail: The Order of St John, St John’s Square, EC1V 4JJ
Elements: St John’s Square, EC1V 4JJ
Light: Fabric Nightclub, 77A Charterhouse St, EC1M 6HJ

Contact Us

Clerkenwell Design Week

Contact the team at


+44 (0)203 225 5200

CDW Presents

Fancy being part of the CDW Presents programme? To be considered, please contact

+44 (0)203 225 5200

Alex Howard

Head of Sales

Overall responsibility for  festival’s exhibitor and showroom selection, curation and account management for Detail and Design Fields venues.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 606

Claire Banks

Senior Event Sales Executive

Responsible for exhibitor selection, curation and account management for Elements, British Collection, Project (A&B) and Platform venues at CDW.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 670

Shoshana Espeut

Marketing Executive

Responsible for exhibitor management across all marketing communications and general marketing activities for the festival.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 624

Rachael McFadden

Digital Marketing Executive

Responsible for digital content, social media, and general marketing activities for the festival.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 689

Anthony Goodey

Show Manager

Responsible for content development and the logistical organisation of the Clerkenwell Design Week.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 635

Miriam Sigler

Operations Manager - Exhibitors

Responsible for the management of the operations for Clerkenwell Design Week. This includes the exhibitor manual, venue and floor plan questions, contractors and contractor liaison and space only questions.

+44 (0)20 3292 0666

Andy Poole

Sponsorship Manager

Responsible for sponsorship selection, curation and account management.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 547

Emily Phillips

Event Production

Responsible for managing festival production for all venues whilst supporting operations and the sales team.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 631

Jade Sivell

Features co-ordinator

Responsible for the co-ordination and development of content for the festival.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 545

Holly Jasper

Features co-ordinator

Responsible for the co-ordination and development of content for the festival.

+44 (0)203 225 5200 ext. 629