Business Design Centre

Visitor Advice

Visitor Advice

There is so much that can be done, but it takes everyone to play their part when it comes to improving environmental impact. We ask all guests to the venue to follow this advice when on site and out in the community in order to be part of the solution…


There’s detailed information about getting to the BDC on our visiting us page, but we are conveniently located in a really accessible Borough of London. You may find the tube or train easy, but double check local bus routes as there’s plenty to see above ground and you might even spot an ideal lunchtime hangout for later in the day. There are hundreds of bars, restaurants and cafés in Islington – you’ll be spoilt for choice.


The best thing that you can bring is a refillable water bottle!! There are chilled filtered water stations around the venue that you can fill your bottle up at for free. Look out for the signs around the venue in both the main hall and gallery spaces.

If you like tea and coffee, don’t forget your reusable cup! You will get 30p off your tea or coffee when you purchase it from the onsite restaurant, Jack’s.


Here for an event? On arrival you’ll be directed to one of the receptions dedicated to the specific show you are attending. Just let one of the security team know the name of the event and you can check in.

Here for a meeting with a showroom or office space? Then you’ll need to check in at reception on the left hand side of the foyer and a member of the BDC team will sign you in and alert the person you are meeting of your arrival!


We ask exhibitors to reduce the amount of collateral they bring to an event and so would ask visitors to take only what is necessary – do you really need to take it all home, or could you connect via email or LinkedIn? 


When throwing away items in bins around the venue make sure you double check where it’s going. We have increased the signage on the bins around the venue in order for you to help us separate this better avoiding contamination, but if you can’t find the right bins, one of the team will be able to help.

Many of our options, such as smoothie cups and salad boxes in the onsite restaurant look like plastic but are actually made from plantbased solutions. If you aren't sure ask one of the cafe team, but these items as well as our Kind Cups are fully compostable so can be thrown in food waste.


Our concierge team at the front desk are always available to help with any queries. From restaurant recommendations to transport, you just need to head to the front of the building to get assistance. You can contact the desk 24 hours a day on 0207 288 6475.

We hope that this helps ahead of your visit, and make sure you connect with us over on our social channels (at the top of this page) to share your visit with us.