Central District Alliance

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Central District Alliance

The Business Improvement District comprising of Holborn, Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Bloomsbury, and St Giles.

Welcome to the Central District Alliance, the united force of over 400 esteemed organisations that power the heart of London. Our diverse collective spans the realms of creativity, education, law, medicine, professional services, science, and technology, making a substantial impact on London's GVA—second only to the city itself.

Our mission? To champion sustainability, transformative destination strategies, innovative business solutions, and the creation of exceptional public spaces within our thriving district. Join us as we shape the future of London, one groundbreaking project at a time.

About Us

Discover the Central District Alliance, the vibrant hub where businesses flourish. Spanning heritage to housing, law to lifestyle, and gastronomy to cutting-edge technology, our diverse and innovative community is leading the way. United, we think boldly, embrace novel approaches, and elevate our profile to attract success.

Immerse yourself in our unique blend of history, culture, and creativity. Wander through our lively streets, rich with historical intrigue and bursting with energy. Delight your palate at the exquisite eateries of Tottenham Court Road and St Giles, uncover ancient treasures at the British Museum, marvel at innovative design in Farringdon, and soak up the local atmosphere at Cow Cross Yards' bustling markets. The Central District Alliance is where it all comes together.

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CDA Club App

Download CDA's new app - The CDA Club - for exclusive offers, world-class events, and fascinating history at your fingertips! The app is for anyone who works or visits our fantastic district! 

With your CDA Club app, you can enjoy:

  • Discounts at local shops and restaurants
  • Notifications for local events
  • Special promotions for local businesses
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Where ideas meet action

What We Are Doing

This is where ambition meets achievement, and ingenuity propels our flourishing business community. As the driving force behind economic growth and visibility, CDA is the cohesive voice that amplifies the dynamic essence of our district.

We are your steadfast advocate who consistently engages with key decision-makers. We collaborate with Mayor Sadiq Khan, Central Government, Local Authorities, Transport for London, charities, and a myriad of external stakeholders to ensure your interests are represented.

CDA has been at the forefront of providing support and opportunities for our esteemed hospitality and retail sectors. By fostering open dialogue, we have enabled businesses to voice their concerns, share their adaptive strategies, and pave the way for a resilient future. Become part of our dynamic network that empowers businesses to thrive, innovate, and shape the pulse of our city. Together, we are the driving force of our region's prosperity.

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Individually we can achieve great things but working in partnership, as a collective, we can achieve so much more - and the impact on sustainability - social, economic and environmental, can have real and lasting change for all.

Debbie Akehurst, CDA Chief Executive

Insights & Reports

We understand the importance of staying informed and up-to-date in today's fast-paced business environment. That's why we provide our valued members with an array of resources, including monthly footfall reporting, insightful podcasts, and engaging interviews.

Our detailed footfall reports are conveniently divided between Holborn and Clerkenwell, providing member businesses with the precise data they need for their specific location. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the curve with our tailored reporting.

From captivating interviews with industry leaders to thought-provoking podcasts, our resources keep you connected to the latest developments and trends that matter to your business.

If you require tailored information, such as transport, business churn, or vacancy rate data, our dedicated team is here to help. Reach out to us at info@centraldistrictalliance.com, and we'll provide the bespoke insights you need to drive your business forward.

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Whats On...

News & Events

Event: 06 March 2024

Free wellness sessions with Calm in Clerkenwell

We've partnered with the Museum of the Order of St John in Farringdon, to bring you Calm in Clerkenwell - a three-month programme of free wellbeing activities. Join us for yoga, Qi Gong or a sound bath - from March through to May.

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08 February 2024

Coming soon - CDA Social & Community Fund

The CDA Social & Community Fund is coming soon! Keep an eye out for the opportunity to be in with a chance of receiving £3,000 to make a difference in Camden and Islington.

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31 January 2024

Spring cycle maintenance with Dr Bike

Join us this spring for a free Dr Bike cycle maintenance session!

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15 January 2024

Blue Monday offers

Take some time to relax, unwind and appreciate yourself with our local offers this January. All businesses can be found on the CDA Club App!

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20 December 2023

Local school choir spreads festive cheer across Holborn & Clerkenwell

Throughout December, CDA has helped bring heartwarming, festive cheer to some of our local hotel partners, through our collaboration with the Hugh Myddelton school, and their wonderful choir. Their cheerful melodies, classic carols and infectious enthusiasm have brought smiles to many!

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05 December 2023

Winter cycle maintenance with Dr Bike

Join us for our next free Dr Bike cycle maintenance session at Leather Lane!

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Event: 29 November 2023

Sprinkling festive joy with our Dickensian Christmas market🎄

We stepped back in time with our Dickensian Christmas market on 29th & 30th November, complete with carolers, craft and food stalls and a sprinkling of snow!

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16 November 2023

Don’t miss the CDA Club App’s Winter Wishlist competition!

Simply download the CDA Club App to enter and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive prize from one of our fantastic local businesses!

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30 October 2023

The CDA team has grown!

Three new team members have joined us this autumn! (From left to right: John Moola, Rachael Aldridge, Lydia Clarkson).

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