London Design Festival's Newest Design District

King’s Cross, London’s creative quarter, will for the first time become a London Design Festival Design District. As well as hosting designjunction, some of the biggest names in the district will open their doors to the public with exhibitions, installations, workshops and much more!


COAL DROPS YARD > What's On

TOM DIXON

TOM DIXON explores the six senses at his London hub, the Coal Office, with a multi-faceted experiential exhibition, TouchySmellyFeelyNoisyTasty. Find out more.

SAMSUNG

An architecturally impressive destination for visitors to experience London’s culture powered by Samsung innovation. Come and discover the latest cutting-edge technology and take part in one of the daily events, workshops or performances. Find out more here.

WOLF & BADGER

A series of events and workshops centred around sustainability within home and lifestyle design. Featuring a workshop from Alan Moore, author of Do Design, an immersive art pop up by Everyone Agency and Soho Curious + Co, plus talks and discussions around architecture and product design. For timings visit here.

COS

The go-to for modern, functional wardrobe classics celebrates the art and design that inspires its clothes. Expect artist collaborations, independent lifestyle brands and handpicked edits from the COS collection. Visit COS.

MARTINO GAMPER

Disco Carbonara, a Festival Commission by Martino Gamper is a one-off installation and a playful addition to the King’s Cross architecture – a false facade with traditional cladding from the Italian Alps.  The installation is inspired by the concept of a Potemkin village. Read more here.

STORE Store

Visit STORE Store for the launch of After School Club products made by state school pupils. STORE Store is also hosting a series of public weekday After Work Club workshops during LDF, hosted by leading UK artists and designers. Read more here.

Food & Drink > The Highlights

SPIRITLAND

Visit this music-lover’s paradise for small plate dining, incredible drinks and a sound system that has to be seen (and heard) to be believed. For the duration of the Festival, Spiritland are offering Negronis for £5. Redeemable with LDF guide*.

GERMAN GYMNASIUM

German Gymnasium offers a stunning all day Grand Café, a sophisticated first floor restaurant, two bars and an outdoor terrace. Join for breakfast between 8am–11am and get 20% off. Maximum of 10 guests. No booking required. Redeemable with LDF guide*.

LITTLE CREATURES

If you love craft beer, then you’ll love Little Creatures. This flavour-loving brewery has travelled all the way from Fremantle, Australia. Receive a free pint of Little Creatures beer when you purchase a burger from the menu. Redeemable with LDF guide*.

SUPERMAX

Hidden beneath Happy Face pizza restaurant, this underground bar is the perfect place to shake off the working day with vermouth-led cocktails alongside DJ nights on Friday and Saturday with an epic sound system and disco balls spinning. The Aperitivo Hour, runs all night with £6 cocktails and cicchetti. Drinks redeemable with LDF guide*.

VERMUTERIA

As part of the festivities, Vermuteria, an all-day Café & Bar is partnering with Brompton x CHPT3 and Hövding for a KX Design Bicycle Tour on Saturday 21st 09:30 – 13:00. Join Michael Sodeau and tour the exhibitions and installations within the King’s Cross Design District as well as galleries, showrooms and features in the surrounding area. Book tickets here

THE LIGHTERMAN

This perfectly-located pub and restaurant spans the entire edge of Granary Square on one side and Regent’s Canal on the other where seasonal and sustainable produce is at the fore. Head over and try the “Planet Negroni” cocktail – an English twist on the classic Negroni using Silent Pool Gin, Sacred Rosehip Cup Liqueur and Earl Grey tea. Available for the festival period only.

*All London Design Festival offers above are redeemable with the LDF Guide. The official 2019 LDF Guide can be saved on your phone as a PDF or printed. Please download the guide here.