Free activities in Holborn & Clerkenwell

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Calm in Clerkenwell

We've partnered with the Museum of the Order of St John in Farringdon to bring you Calm in Clekenwell - a three-month programme of free wellbeing activities held at the Museum, including yoga, Qi Gong and sound baths.

Running from March to May, these events take place in the early morning to provide a moment of calm in the beautiful surroundings of the Chapter Hall. For more information and to reserve your place, click HERE


Dr Bike

Join us for free monthly bike maintenance, on the first Tuesday of every month.  From 11am - 3pm, our skilled mechanic will be on hand at the following locations, to ensure your bike is safe, efficient and ready to explore London;

  • Tuesday 5th March 2024. Bloomsbury Square Gardens
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2024. St Johns Garden
  • Tuesday 7th May 2024. Princes Circus
  • Tuesday 4th June. Clerkenwell Green
  • Tuesday 2nd July. Leather Lane, High Holborn Junction

Come along for a free bike service, security check and to hear more about CDA's placemaking strategy and wellbeing programmes.

First aid training

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

This 6 hour course is free for employees in the CDA district and will be held in Holborn.

The first course is taking place on Thursday 23rd May - please click HERE to email our team, and register your interest, including your name and company. 

Cyber security course

We've partnered with National Cyber Resilience Centre Group to deliver a catalogue of cyber services. This training is delivered in small, succinct modules using real world examples.

Join one of our free sessions, led by experienced cyber security experts, to make sure your business is up to date with the latest effective barriers to cyber-crime:

  • Thursday 21st March, 10am - 12:30pm - sign up HERE
  • Tuesday 9th April, 2pm - 4:30pm - sign up HERE

Women's safety training

Together with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, we are delivering online safety courses for women.

Our first session, "Stand Up Against Street Harassment" is an hour long online training session sponsored by L'Oréal Paris. Take part in the conversation around unwanted and aggressive behaviours such as harassments that underly the broader cycle of violence against women and girls.

If you're interested in joining the course, please email


Make the most of our local volunteering opportunities to fulfil your ESG goals, including helping the community, improving social responsibility and driving positive societal change. Activities could include gardening, volunteering at a local food bank and litter picking.

Work towards your sustainability credentials and improve the local area with you team today!

To find out more and book your volunteering session, please click HERE to Wayne Lewis, ESG Manager at CDA.