Visiting Info

Visiting Info


9 December 2024
9am – 5pm

10 December 2024
9am – 5pm

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Business Design Centre
52 Upper St
N1 0QH

A glorious Art Deco building with a single span roof, the Business Design Centre was built in the 1880s but fell into disrepair after World War II. In the 1980s, Sam Morris from the Business Design Centre Group identified the potential of the Islington site and rescued it from demolition. He set about restoring the building to its former greatness. In October 1986, the new Business Design Centre opened for business. Today, the BDC is regarded as one of the premier event venues in London.

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Getting There

Public Transport

You’ll find the Business Design Centre right in the beating heart of Islington, with excellent public transport links to Central London and national destinations. You can easily reach the BDC via bus, London Underground and Overground and it’s a short walk from National Rail stations at Kings Cross and St Pancras International.

Angel 4 mins
Euston 2 Stops
Highbury & Islington 15 mins
Liverpool Street 3 stops
Kings X / St Pancras 1 stop
London Bridge 4 stops

Whether you are travelling from home or arriving by air, use TFL’s journey planner to find out the best way to get to the BDC from all London airports and transport hubs.

TFL Journey Planner


If you choose to cycle to the BDC, it offers free cycle storage in its on-site car park. You can also rent Santander bikes from several hire stations in the Islington area.

Driving and Car Sharing

It’s easy to reach the BDC by car – and although it’s a stone’s throw from Central London, it’s not in the Congestion Charge zone. Visit the BDC’s Parking Section to find the address for your sat nav and to pre-book your parking space.

BDC - Parking


Stay at the BDC’s on-site Hilton hotel or venture further afield.

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