South of the river

The Brixton Design Trail is an extensive network of multi-disciplinary talent based in and around Brixton, South London.  Founded in 2014, Brixton Design Trail hosts an annual week-long cultural take-over of central Brixton to showcase of the best creative work South of the River for the London Design Festival.

Moving on from the heady Rebel Rebel status of our first year as one of the London Design Festival districts, we intend to continue to use our surroundings as a canvas to express our curiosity and inspire fresh creative thinking around powerful themes.

We have a mission to put design into the everyday whereever we can, to open minds and offer a different perspective. With over 50 events all over town and 15 headline projects, visitors can expect to find installations in a diverse range of locations in the public realm from railway arches and bridges, to leading cultural organisations like the Black Cultural Archives.

In a strong collaboration with the business community; designers take up residence in shops, bars, restaurants for a series of pop-up exhibitions throughout the indoor markets and in neighbouring streets.  Alongside we offer the more traditional opportunities to indulge in affordable work from emerging and established designers and makers. Jewellery, furniture, textiles, print and fashion and much more are all on offer.

Evenings on the Brixton Design Trail, feature walks, talks and special installations.  Throughout the week our food and drink partners will keep you well fed with some of the best food in London, great cocktails and local craft ales.

Brixton Design Trail in partnership with Brixton BID and Lambeth Council.

Brixton Design Trail is a community project with a mission to provide an accessible, visible canvas for local talent, build a strong creative network and encourage collaboration.