Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries


Thinking of extending your home, looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join the Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries for a day of free one-to-one consultations, expert talks on best design and making the most of your space, family walking tours and workshops, and much more!


Small intervention: big change, 12.30pm - 1.30pm book now
With space at a premium in our city, don’t underestimate the effect of recalibratating the layout of your home – resizing rooms for your own needs, or extending out into a narrow space can make all the difference! Hear architects discuss recent projects that innovatively used available space to create their clients’ dream homes. 

Do’s and Don’ts: How to improve your home, 2.30pm - 3.30pm book now
Thinking of extending your home and looking for tips on how to started? Learn about what to expect – from gaining planning permission, deciding costs and budgets, working with an architect and other contractors, through to the completion of your project.

Design Surgeries
Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, a wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions. Consultants include this year’s shortlisted architects, and other practitioners including interior designers, engineers, party wall surveyors, and landscape architects.

Architect consultations - book now
Interior Designer consultations - book now
Engineer consultations - fully booked
Landscape Architect consultations - fully booked
Party Wall Surveyor consultations - fully booked

Family walking tours, 11.15am & 2.15pm book online
Discover Bloomsbury with your kids. Join the special family walking tours to hear stories of old London, secret sunken gardens, private squares and Egyptian mummies (30 minute tours).

Grab a coffee and a bite to eat from the award-winning The Gentlemen Baristas café, 'the coolest baristas in the UK', according to the UK Coffee Stop Awards.

Free giveaways - Get discounts on local shops and restaurants, and take home associated trade magazines.

A further three sessions will be held later in the year on Saturday 20 MaySaturday 5 August, and Saturday 30 September.  For more information click here.