Whether you are new to London or a born and bred local, you can always find design inspiration in the British Capital. From internationally renowned museums to hidden corner cafés, the streets are filled with a fascinating clash of past and present—from cutting edge design and the latest fashion to grand architecture and ancient typefaces.
Here we count down our twenty favourite places to find design inspiration in London.
1. Design Museum, Tower Bridge
The first stop is an obvious one — there is always a new exhibition or residency to explore at the Design Museum. Founded in 1989, this local icon is located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge and covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. Perfect. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
2. DIY Art Market, Hackney
A celebration of London’s independent publishers and emerging artists, the DIY Art Market at the Hackney Flea Market champions originality and oddness. (Image courtesy of PeopleofPrint)
3. Present and Correct, Islington
The V&A Museum of Childhood is an excellent hub to explore, full of some awesome examples of vintage packaging and branding.
Inspired by the Victorian Wunderkabinetts that refuse to attempt classification or comprehensiveness in their eccentric collection, this cramped and dark wonderland of oddness is sure to inspire.
A haven for modern product and furniture design, showcasing everything from Marimekko to Sandquist.
One of London’s many odd museums hidden right in the heart of town, The Cartoon Museum houses a fascinating collection of British cartoons and comic art from the 18th century to the present day. (Image courtesy of Art Fund)
The Hunterian Museum boasts a bizarre collection of human and animal body parts—oddly inspiring and refreshingly different!
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