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 info@centraldistrictalliance.com

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Whats On...

News & Events

13 October 2021

Central District Alliance publishes Annual Report following AGM

The Central District Alliance Business Improvement District has published its 2021 Annual Report following a successful Annual General Meeting.

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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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10 October 2021

On London: Hatton Garden – first home of London’s famous Foundling Hospital

Before it moved into its own building in Bloomsbury, Thomas Coram's philanthropic refuge for abandoned children had a temporary home nearby.

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01 October 2021

Central District Alliance attended London Real Estate Forum 2021

The Central District Alliance and Hatton Garden Team to sponsor and attend this year's London Real Estate Forum.

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26 September 2021

On London: Bloomsbury Square’s bloody and intriguing history

Though founded in an idyllic location, it has lurid associations with violence and death.

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24 September 2021

Alexander Jan: London needs the government to encourage a return to the office

Covid has tipped London and other cities into a risky experiment with the way people work, putting a great deal at stake.

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