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On London: Red Clerkenwell Green

Advocates of progressive change have gathered on this spot since the 14th century.

CEO Article: CDA CEO Debbie Akehurst comments on the Queen’s Speech

This week the government has formally set out its legislative agenda for the next parliamentary session. As I reflect on what this means for our business community, it is a moment to ensure we work together, champion Central London and ensure economic recovery is at the heart of this programme.

On London: Turnmill Street: Clerkenwell artery that captures London’s reinventions

Industry, religion, George IV and every kind of vice form part of an extraordinary history that beguiled Shakespeare and many others.

CDA Newsletter – April 2022

Click below to read the latest CDA newsletter and find out what the team have been up to over the past month

On London: Edward Cave, the magazine trailblazer of Clerkenwell

He created perhaps the world's first general interest periodical and published the first parliamentary reporting.

On London: Hidden histories of a Bloomsbury hotel

The former Hotel Russell is famous for its Titanic links, but has an extraordinary backstory too.

On London: Olaudah Equiano, slavery survivor and Hatton Garden scribe

Stolen from his home in Nigeria as a child, in London he became an eminent author and campaigner

CDA working in partnership with Met Police

The Central District Alliance are an integral component of the policing strategy for the Euston Town Centre Team and are extensively involved in all of the activity undertaken in order to improve the area.

LCA and CDA join forces to #BreaktheBias

Together we are launching UN_biased, a year-long research and engagement project which will explore what it takes to create a truly inclusive economy.

On London: St Mary’s Nunnery and the well that gave Clerkenwell its name

Medieval London was a wellspring of religious institutions and observance.

Central District Alliance Community Funds

These funds are for community and charity groups in the Camden and Islington area of the Central District Alliance. At CDA we believe in the power of community and partnered with ActionFunder to deliver direct to community support.

On London: Gamages – Holborn’s pioneer department store

It sold just about everything, but especially toys and sports equipment, and took pride in offering lower prices than all the competition.