Central District Alliance

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Welcome to Central District Alliance

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

We are a collective voice of over 400 organisations, representing a highly diversified commercial and cultural base of creative, educational, legal, medical, professional, scientific, and technological brands of global significance – generating a contribution to London’s GVA second only to the city. Prioritising sustainability, destination modelling, business solutions, public realm, and placemaking within our district.

About Us

Central District Alliance is the place to be for businesses. From heritage to housing, law to lifestyle, food, and drink to future technology – we are diverse, innovative and we lead the way. Together we think big, do things differently and raise our profile to attract success.

We’re a mix of heritage, culture, and creativity. Our streets are steeped in history and filled with life. Explore everything from delicious restaurants at Tottenham Court Road and St Giles to ancient history at the British Museum, through to innovative design at Farringdon, and local markets at Cow Cross Yards.

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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

Central District Alliance Business Improvement District leads economic development and profile building for our business community by being their collective voice. CDA has been able to be a voice for businesses, through our engagement with Mayor Sadiq Khan, Central Government, Local Authorities, Transport for London, charities, and external stakeholders.

For example, CDA has provided hospitality and retail venues the opportunity to express their concerns and how they have adapted and will continue to do so during COVID-19.

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There are many challenges our businesses and London as a whole will have to navigate, with a combined effort from both the public and private sectors, we can and surely must shape the sort of recovery we want to see. 

Alexandar Jan, Chairman of Central District Alliance

Resources & Footfall

Central District Alliance produces great resources for our members including monthly footfall reporting, podcasts, and interviews. The BID is continuously updating our website with information about topics that are important to our businesses. 

Our monthly footfall reporting is split between Holborn and Clerkenwell. This is so member businesses can see the footfall for their particular area.

If members wish for bespoke information such as transport, business churn, and vacancy rate data, please get in touch with one of our team members at info@centraldistrictalliance.com

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Whats On...

News & Events

Event: 07 February 2023

FREE Bike Maintenance and Security Tagging

CDA is hosting a FREE bike maintenance and security tagging event between 11am-3pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Bring your bike to get serviced by one of our professionals and security tagged by the Met Police.

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20 December 2022

On London; uncovering both historical gems and current news

Over the past year, CDA has worked with Vic Keegan at On London, to publish a series of pieces about the history of the district. Read the full article to find out more about Vic and On London!

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18 December 2022

Have your say on how local environmental improvement funds are spent in Camden

Camden Council are looking for ideas for how to spend Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments generated from development. Find out how you can share your views.

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08 December 2022

CDA spreads festive cheer!

On Wednesday 16th November and Wednesday 7th December, we handed out free mulled wine and mince pies to kick off the festive season!

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Event: 07 December 2022

Head to Tottenham Court Road for festive cheer!

On Wednesday 7th December, head to our Tottenham Court Road Christmas tree for mulled wine and mince pies, accompanied by a festive choir.

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27 November 2022

Keeping you safe in the CDA district this Christmas

Find out how the CDA Security Team are keeping you safe across Holborn & Clerkenwell this Christmas.

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Event: 17 November 2022

Careers & Enterprise Day

On Thursday 17th November, Capital City College hosted a Careers & Enterprise Day event for Global Entrepreneurship Week, supported by Central District Alliance (CDA).

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Event: 16 November 2022

Join us for mulled wine and mince pies at the Farringdon Christmas tree!

Head to Farringdon station on Wednesday 16th, for free mulled wine & mince pies around the Christmas tree.

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07 November 2022

The Christmas lights are ON in Holborn & Clerkenwell!

CDA's Christmas lights, decorations and Christmas trees have arrived in the district!

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