London City Guide: Unmissable Design Spots

Check out these design wonders in the British capital!

London is incredible! It is an enormous metropolis, full of history and things to tell. That means there are things to do in every corner. It’s easy to get tired in London, but it’s certainly not easy to get bored. There’s a lit of bit (or quite a lot) of everything in London. For all of you design enthusiasts, we have compiled a little London city guide for design spots in London that you won’t want to skip!


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Admiring design works

DESIGN MUSEUM

The only place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future. Its sincere interior was designed by John Pawson, and hosts exhibitions that track the key designs that have shaped the modern world. It was the European Museum of the Year 2018.

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

In the world’s leading museum of art and design you can roam 145 galleries that house a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects spanning over 5000 years of human history. It houses some of the greatest resources for the study of plastic arts and design, theatre and performance. During September, visitors get additional treats as que museum becomes a hub for the London Design Festival.

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Eating at fashionable places

THE GALLERY (AT SKETCH)

Sketch is a hub of four separate spectacularly designed restaurants. One of such restaurants is The Gallery, where pink invaded everything but the table towels. It is very organized and clean-looking, lavished in pink which dramatically contrasts with London itself, where it’s located. If you have Instagram, you probably will take a liking to this place.

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KYM’S

Sweet and definitely not sour! Have a taste of Chinese flavors in innovative dishes and drinks and creative interpretations of traditional well-known recipes from all over China. A soft palette of pinks and plums, and occasional splashes of green compliments the woody surroundings. The focal piece is a cherry blossom tree exuding an almost magical energy across the dining space. It is an organic space that balances itself out with the busy atmosphere of London.

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Photo by Gavriil Papadiotis

Being stylish even while sleeping

BLAKES HOTEL

Design and elegance is what you will find at this romantic hotel. Each room was individually created by Anouska Hempel as she created a world of excellence one room at a time. The bar, restaurant and backyard all make up for a thriving West London scene.

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SHERATON GRAND LONDON PARK LANE

A prime destination in the heart of Mayfair, Central London, this hotel is a five-star celebration of Art Deco, shining with mirror-plated pillars and papered with gold and silver leaf. And indubitably luxurious location, be ready to rest in an ambience that is as chic as it gets!

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Checking out the latest trends

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL/100% DESIGN

First appearing in 1994, 100% Design is now celebrating 25 years of successful editions as the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. From the 18th until the 21st of September, London will be center stage for design professionals across the UK to meet and trade ideas or knowledge, as well as find the best solutions for their latest projects and inspire new designs, new trends.

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TOP DRAWER

Olympia London is usually home to this gift fashion retail craft trade show that provides exclusive access to the latest trends. With exhibitors handpicked for their captivating designs, exceptional quality, originality and commercial appeal, this is a curated selection of over 1500 design-led lifestyle brands and industry that also provides a diverse seminar program.

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If you’re not aware of what to do in London, we hope this list helps you, especially if you want to know of things to do in London that are related to design.


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  1. This article makes me want to visit London sometime soon to go to these awe-inspiring locations mentioned. I must say the architecture of many landmarks in the UK is quite inspiring for many of us in the design industry.

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