Immerse yourself in a showcase of cutting-edge designs, innovative installations, and thought-provoking exhibitions at the London Design Festival. From architecture to product design, this festival brings together the greatest minds in design.
Avanti West Coast offers convenient and affordable train services, offering a seamless journey to the London Design Festival. Discover the world of design and be inspired by the top creators attending.
How to get to the London Design Festival
Set in the capital, to get to the London Design Festival requires a train to London Euston.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the central hub for the London Design Festival, celebrating fourteen years of partnership in 2022. The museum acts as a hub for the festival with a range of exhibitions and installations.
To get there from Euston, take the Victoria line southbound to Victoria station. Change here and get the District line westbound to South Kensington station. The V&A is just outside.
If you’d prefer to take a bus, there are a number of options. Get the number 30 from Euston Station to Portman Square. Transfer via the number 74 bus to the V&A Museum.
What to do at the London Design Festival
With world-class designers and innovators, the London Design Festival shines a new light on the city. It makes the familiar fresh through its programme of sensational, must-see installations. Held in chosen Design Districts, the range of exhibits highlights clusters of creativity across the capital.
There’s also the Global Design Forum, the festival’s thought leadership programme. It aims to bring together creative leaders to exchange cutting-edge ideas in the design space.
As part of the Festival programme, the London Design Festival stages major trade shows, known as Design Districts. These are the key pillars of the festival, acting as key meeting places for designers, buyers and enthusiasts to discover new product releases and identify current trends.
The design districts are yet to be officially announced, but in 2022, the locations were as follows:
- Brompton Design District (V&A)
- Bankside Design District
- Clerkenwell Design Trail
- Design District at Greenwich Peninsula
- Islington Design District
- King's Cross Design District
- Mayfair Design District
- Park Royal Design District
- Pimlico Road Design District
- Shoreditch Design Triangle
- Southwark South Design District
- William Morris Design Line
About the London Design Festival
The London Design Festival celebrates and promotes our city as the design capital of the world. The next edition will take place on 16–24 September 2023.
Building on London’s existing design activity, the concept is to create an annual event to promote the city’s creativity. This makes use of the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to deliver an unmissable celebration of design.
The launch of the first Festival took place in 2003. 20 years later, this vision remains as strong as ever.
London Design Festival Director, Ben Evans says, “London and Design go hand in hand. It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a platform for hundreds of design stories to be told.
“Each of them talks to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the quality and diversity of what’s on offer. It all confirms London’s status as the global centre of design.”
Ways to save on your train ticket to the London Design Festival
With Avanti West Coast, there are plenty of ways to save money.
First, try booking in advance, allowing you to save money on booking fees. You can also save money by travelling at quieter times which means you can enjoy Off-Peak Tickets. During the week, Off-Peak travel times fall outside the morning and late-afternoon rush hours.
Another way to save on your tickets is to purchase a Railcard. Using the right Railcard helps you save up to a third on your train tickets. These Railcards include the 16-25, 26-30, and Two Together Railcard, as well as the Family and Friends Railcard.
Group Railcards like this let you travel with four adults and four kids between the ages of five and 16. Skip driving for hours and enjoy some quality time together onboard instead.
Get the app
Download the Avanti West Coast App to find the cheapest Avanti West Coast train tickets. This helps to make finding train tickets to the London Design Festival easier, as you know you’ll have your train tickets sorted.
As well as missing out on booking fees, the app allows you to change the date, time, and seat of your journey. It also features the exclusive seat picker, which provides the freedom to choose exactly where you want to sit. This is ideal if you need extra storage or a toilet nearby.
Finally, use the ‘Track your Train’ to find all the information you need. This includes exclusive features such as knowing the platform number before the screens, and seeing where the quiet carriages are located.