London Design Festival 2018

London Design Festival 2018

The annual festival that celebrates the work of designers, architects and artists is back for 2018! Take part in the events from 15th September to 23rd September. Numerous large-scale installations, exhibitions and workshops will pop up in unique spaces across London, from famous museums like the V&A and Somerset House to smaller studios.

multiply london design festival 2018

We love the sound of Kellenberger-White's colourful alphabet chairs in Broadgate; MultiPly, a maze-like installation at the V&A and Please Feed the Lions by Es Devlin which is an interactive lion sculpture at Trafalgar Square.  This additional orange lion will be a fluorescent one and visitors to Trafalgar Square will be able to feed it – but only with words. 

WICKED, the family musical, will be displaying costumes and props in its home at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Families can get up close to the Tony Award-winning costumes alongside props from the magical world of Oz. 17-18 and 20-21 September.  

wicked the musical london design festival 2018

photo by Matt Crockett

The Apollo Victoria Theatre and Westminster Cathedral are opening its doors for special tours (only on selected dates). Places are limited and booking is essential!

For the little ones, the Drop-in Design Workshops at the V&A will be great fun! This Sunday children can take part in Click and Stitch and on the 23 September in Winding Structures. On the last Sunday of the month, they will have the opportunity to mould a sensory object inspired by the ceramic collection at the V&A.  

drop in design workshops september

Open House London 22-23 September, the a&u favourite is returning once again to our great capital city giving everyone the chance to to snoop around 750 of London's most incredible buildings - for free! Once again it is jam-packed full of fun, free family architectural events. Highlights include: Open House Families Fun activities for ages 0-13 in City Hall. New Buildings U.S. Embassy, Royal Opera House, Aga Khan Centre. Free Open House London App Fab for finding buildings as you zoom around the city. For all events details visit openhouselondon.org.uk 

royal opera house open house 2018