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 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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Event: 17 November 2022

Careers & Enterprise Day

On Thursday 17th November, Capital City College are hosting a Careers & Enterprise Day, supported by the Central District Alliance (CDA), as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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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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Event: 04 November 2022

Coram’s Fields Fireworks 2022

The CDA is proud to be Principal Sponsor for this year’s Coram’s Fields Fireworks, and happy that this has helped keep it free for the community to attend.

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02 November 2022

Central District Alliance Social and Community Fund

Central District Alliance, in partnership with ActionFunder, has launched the second round of the Social and Community Fund supporting great organisations across Camden and Islington.

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Event: 14 October 2022

Bloomsbury Festival 2022

CDA were proud to support Bloomsbury Festival 2022. Read on to find out more about this year's events!

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11 October 2022

CDA AGM 2021-2022

Central District Alliance BID AGM documents and resources for members.

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Event: 11 October 2022

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 11th October 2022, 11:30am – 12:30pm at the Goldsmith Centre in Islington.

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