Travel & Hotels



Business Design Centre, London

In one of London's most energetic areas, the Business Design Centre (BDC) is located within 2 miles of both the City and the West End. Islington is home to over 500 bars, restaurants & cafes and is ideally situated for both transport and local entertainment.

Walking distance from Angel tube station, only minutes from Kings Cross St. Pancras International and Euston train stations and serviced by numerous bus routes the BDC is easily accessible for all using public transport. For those driving to the venue, the BDC is conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone and benefits from 2 car parks, one situated on-site, the other only 100 meters away.

The Business Design Centre provides over 135,000 square feet of high quality space for which we are hosting our 2017 show.

Business Design Centre, London
52 Upper St
N1 0QH



With over 2,500 Hotel rooms located within a 15 minute walk from the venue, finding a place to stay is easy. Below is a list of 5 recommended hotels, some being virtually on site and others a short distance away


Hilton London Angel Islington

Adjacent to the Business Design Centre, Hilton London Angel Islington cannot be beaten for proximity and convenience for both organisers and attendees alike. Hilton London Angel Islington offers 190 sophisticated rooms, including suites and accessible rooms.


Double Tree by Hilton Islington

DoubleTree by Hilton has 372 well-appointed guest rooms including 66 Deluxe rooms and 43 Executive rooms, the hotel also offers Executive Lounge, free WiFi throughout the hotel, and 24-hour Fitness Centre.


Premier Inn London Angel Islington

The Premier Inn Angel/Islington is situated only 50 meters from the Business Design Centre and offers both convenience and everything you will need for a great mini-break or city stay.


Pullman London St Pancras

Completely transformed in October 2013, this vibrant hotel is at the heart of the city. Pullman London St Pancras is designed to set new standards and evoke fresh emotions. It’s where business meets pleasure and conventional lines and boundaries blur to create one truly harmonious space.


St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

The St Pancras Renaissance is a London icon & a model of modern hospitality. Behind the fairytale facade that Sir George Gilbert Scott fashioned for the Midland Grand is a 5-star London hotel like no other.


Islington Inn

Islington Inn is an ideal base to visit all the attractions London has to offer. The hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment and now offers 41 bedrooms which are furnished with an Asian theme. Read more about our bed & breakfast accommodation


Thistle Barbican

The Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for those on business with the Square Mile on your doorstep. However, we're also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too.


Premier Inn Kings Cross

In the heart of this vibrant, recently regenerated area, buzzing with hip bars and trendy restaurants


Tune Hotel, Kings Cross

Located just 300 metres from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations with international services, National Rail to the North of England and Scotland and a number of London Underground train services. Nearby attractions include British Library, British Museum and Camden Market. The famous shopping and entertainment areas of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly just 10 minutes away by tube.


Can't see a hotel you like? Then the BDC have put together a unique Business Design Centre 'HotelMap' showing many of the nearby hotel options and special offers. Follow the link below where the map displays live availability and makes your booking directly with the hotel themselves:


  • Travel to Business Design Centre:

    By Public Transport

    There are many ways to get to the venue including the use of both buses and both the London underground and overground. The nearest tube station - Angel, is a five minute walk away allowing you to travel to the Central London within minutes (1 stop to Kings Cross, 4 stops from Bank Station).

    By Road:

    The BDC is easily accessible from the M25, M1, A406 and A1.

    To plan your route we recommend using the following websites:

    SatNav: Please use the following post code to plan your route: N1 0PW

    By Air:

    London is serviced by 4 airports:

    • Heathrow
    • Gatwick
    • Stansted
    • London City

    The first three airports have fast train services into London and then tubes can be taken to connect to the Jubilee Line. London City is located close to ExCel London.


    Train: Take Heathrow Express to Paddington train station

    Tube: Take Hammersmith & City Line from Paddington to Kings Cross

    Tube: Take the Northern Line Southbound from Kings Cross to Angel


    Train: Take Gatwick Express to Victoria train station

    Tube: : Take Victoria Line Northbound to Highbury & Islington station


    Train: Take Stansted Express to Tottenham Hale station

    Tube: Take Victoria Line Southbound to Highbury & Islington station

    London City:

    DLR: Take DLR westbound and change at Canning Town station

    Tube: Take Jubilee Line Westbound to London Bridge station

    Tube: Take Northern Line Northbound to Angel station