The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour threw open its doors yesterday to this  year’s London Design Week. With a packed programme of industry leaders taking the stage in the Design Club on the third floor of the South Dome, there is ample opportunity to glean first-hand knowledge of the world of interiors.

DCCH

The Trade Preview runs until March 14 after which the show will be open to the general public from March 15-17. It is open daily between 10am and 6pm and there is no charge for entry.

Easily accessible by road or rail Chelsea Harbour is a great venue as there is plenty of on-site parking and regular trains running between Clapham Junction and Imperial Wharf.

Window shopping

Spending a day wandering the boutique showrooms and attending one or more of the talks or workshops is made even more pleasant by whiling away time in one of the pop-up bars or cafés. It’s a great place to meet with clients or friends.

Tatler pop-up restaurant

My favourite event on this year’s LDW programme is the Discovery Trail taking place on Friday 17 with Ben Spriggs, deputy editor, of Elle Decoration. The tour will take in some of the biggest names in the industry with an opportunity to review their key pieces.

For more information on visiting LDW and for a list of events visit http://www.dcch.co.uk/London-Design-Week-2017-Programme