Inside the London Design Centre

On a blue-skied day in March we headed off to the London Design Centre as part of the Spring London Design Week.  I've some more to share from our visit but before that I wanted to share some shots of the building, because it was fab and it's not somewhere I'd been before.  

The main building is formed of three domes, and on the day we visited the sun was catching the decorations and they were glistening away.  

Take a look:

central dome
central staircase

The central dome was decorated with these blue pipes and hydrangea-type flowers, which gave it an almost-wedding-like feel.

decoration close up
looking up

And the central staircase was just the sort to glide down, but from a distance looked quite like a helter skelter!

helter skelter central staircase

With the sun's first showing of the year, it was quite warm under the glass but we weren't complaining. We did though take some time out at the Nespresso bar and while taking some refreshments admired our surroundings.

a place to sit
heather table decorations

The decorations in the outer domes were different and glistened beautifully in the sun, and yes they are fish hanging below the metallic spheres.

south dome
fish in the south dome

There were further places to rest, these ones a little more luxurious than before. I daren't rest here though as there was still much more to see and these looked oh so comfortable.

comfortable place to rest

Heading outside we saw a green enclosed with a white picket fence, and were able to look back at the glass domes.

from outside
a view of the dome

Back inside we headed to the temporary tented structure for what was billed as Gin O'Clock - well you would, wouldn't you?  While we sipped our G&T I was snapping away at the interiors here too, quite something for a temporary structure connecting the buildings.

tented roof
textured interiors
gin o'clock

And yes, the gin was most welcome. Well, it always is...

More soon on what else I saw, I just need to finish that G&T. Hic. 

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