Supporting you and your business through recovery.

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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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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

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Whats On...

News & Events

Event: 14 October 2021

Volunteer Opportunities in Islington!

Join CDA, the BIG Alliance, and Islington Giving at 10.30 am on 14 October to find out the charitable and volunteer opportunities in the area!

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Event: 12 October 2021

The Central District Alliance Notice of AGM

The Central District Alliance invites its members and stakeholders to this year's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12 October 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm at the Goldsmith Centre in Islington.

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15 September 2021

Junction of Southampton Row and Theobalds Road set for layout changes

Camden Council is planning to make road layout changes at the junction of Southampton Row and Theobalds Road.

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12 September 2021

On London: The medieval gems of the London Charterhouse

Parts of the original building have survived through the centuries against incredible odds. The Fourth Piece in our series discovering London's gems.

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09 September 2021

Report Launch: The Importance of International Conferences and Business Events to Restarting City Economies

A new research report published today by the pro-cities advocacy group Cities Restart and sponsored by Central District Alliance, called ‘The Importance of International Conferences and Business Events to Restarting City Economies’.

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Event: 09 September 2021

Clerkenwell Open

This new two-day ‘OPEN’ showroom trail event, on Thursday 9 & Friday 10 September aims to provide a focus and a clear statement - Clerkenwell is “alive”, and will provide a combined opportunity for architects, designers, specifiers, dealers and end-users to network in person and exchange views.

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