When and where? 22 – 25 September. Earl’s Court, SW5 (100percentdesign.co.uk)
Best for Getting a full overview of all things interior, from materials to manufacturers, where the festival first started.
Who goes? Movers and shakers in the corporate world, as well as interior-obsessed members of the public. You can get 2 for 1 tickets (£20) by quoting code LIV1 on the 100% Design website.
Check out Nick Fraser‘s geometric herb pots; strong offerings from 100% Norway, such as the playful Bambi table, colourful Ola Windsor chairs (pictured) and Story pendant light; and PaperBoy‘s Ere-be-dragons wallpaper.
When and where? 17 – 30 September. Outline Editions, 94 Berwick St, W1
Best for Creating your own artwork using illustrator Noma Bar‘s designs.
Who goes? Those wanting an exclusive piece, from £10 to £300.
Check out The large-scale punching machine for visitors to use. The beauty in the art lies in the negative space the cut-out paper which creates a witty trompe l’oeil effect.
When and where? 17 – 30 September. Brompton Road and environs, SW3 (bromptondesigndistrict.com)
Best for Taking in some of the best design emporia in the city.
Who goes? Well-heeled locals, stylists and journalists, who move from shop to shop in search of inspiring products.
Check out Mint‘s exciting display of new furniture, such as the Tyvek chair (pictured) and Newspaper Wood sofa.
When and where? 21 – 25 September. Victoria House, Bloomsbury WC1
Best for A pit-stop of new design talent in a tradition-rich cultural quarter.
Who goes? Style-savvy Australian designers, and wood lovers keen to check out the latest from Russell Pinch and Another Country.
Check out The Matilda collective’s offerings, including these pendants from Coco Flip.
When and where? 17 – 25 September. Cromwell Road, SW7 (vam.ac.uk)
Best for Accessing the more arty aspects of design, with inspiring installations by Ron Arad and architect Amanda Levete, whose latticework spiral adorns the main entrance (pictured).
Who goes? An interesting mix of tourists, art lovers and design aficionados, attracted by the V&A’s expert take on design.
Check out The Bouroullec Brothers‘ Textile Field in the Raphael Gallery, padding the floor and tempting you into sitting or lying down for a whole new view of the space.
When and where? 22 – 25 September. York Hall, Bethnal Green, E2 (reddress.fi)
Best for Literally immersing yourself in 550m of wool fabric from Kvadrat (above) and taking part in an interactive installation from the Finnish Institute.
Who goes? Shy thesps who can perform without having to actually tread the boards, and fans of Finland.
Check out The contrast between the rough East End boxing venue and the glowing colour of the fabric magic.
When and where? 22 – 25 September. Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 (tentlondon.co.uk)
Best for Uncovering design trends before they hit magazines and high streets, straight from the stands of the cutting-edge creators.
Who goes? Stylists, buyers, design students and hip families from Hoxton looking for unique pieces to take home.
Check out Sonya Winner’s After Matisse rug (pictured); the two-seater sofa by Bark; and Naori Priestly‘s wild and fun animal cushions.
When and where? 15 – 23 September. Portland Place, W1 (swedishdesigngoeslondon.com)
Best for Being inspired by the Swedes’ talent for mixing classic and new, global and local, eco and sexy.
Who goes? Architect fans who want to have a look at the neoclassical home of cool ambassador Nicola Clase.
Check out The contrast of materials, such as heavy glass from Simon Klenell and reindeer skin from Lisa Hilland, reworked in cutting-edge designs and products.
When and where? 22 – 28 September. Old Spitalfields Market, E1 (originuk.org)
Best for Discovering theres a lot more to arts and crafts than wonky ceramics and knitted corgies.
Who goes? Anybody who wants to celebrate the love and skill that goes into everything on display here, from jewellery to furniture.
Check out Victoria Delaney‘s colourful candlesticks (pictured).
When and where? 19 – 23 September. St Pauls Churchyard, EC4 (stpauls.co.uk)
Best for Exploring the normally closed southwestern staircase in this city landmark.
Who goes? Lovers of London secrets.
Check out Architect John Pawson‘s Swarovski-encrusted concave lens at the bottom, reflecting the stairs in a convex mirror at the top, so visitors get a neverending vision of the swirling steps.
When and where? 25 – 27 September. Trade, 28th September open day. Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, SW10 (dcch.co.uk)
Best for An under-one-roof experience of hundreds of top-quality showrooms, with loads of seminars and design talks to inspire.
Who goes? Interior designers, top-notch manufacturers and anyone wanting to surround themselves in great design.
Check out The exclusive Masterclass day course run by Livingetc, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour and KLC on 28 September.