London Design Festival


This year, London Design Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary. Since its initiation, the Festival’s vision has been to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. This citywide exhibition of design in its broadest scope features several large-scale public installations.

This year also marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren. The Festival’s two landmark projects are ‘Aura’ by Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena, a light installation that takes in the sounds, music and voices of St Paul’s Cathedral and expresses them as visible light.

The other project is ‘Halo’ by Moritz Waldemeyer, a mesmerising light installation in St. Stephen Walbrook Church which has a pendulum following a hypnotic path around Henry Moore’s famous altar. These, and many of the other projects and installations, are free to attend.

Check the website for full details of the 2023 programme.

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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