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Tuesday 4 April 2023 [09:30 - 17:00]
Wednesday 5 April 2023 [09:30 - 16:00]

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH

Visiting the Business Design Centre

With its stunning location and excellent transport links, it’s easy to visit the Business Design Centre for our upcoming event, UK Cyber Week.

Getting Here by Public Transport

You’ll find the Business Design Centre right in the beating heart of Islington, with excellent public transport links to Central London and national destinations. You can easily reach the BDC via bus, London Underground and Overground and is a short walk from National Rail stations at Kings Cross and St Pancras International.

Angel - 4 mins

Euston - 2 Stops

Highbury & Islington - 15 mins

Liverpool Street - 3 stops

Kings X / St Pancras - 1 stop

London Bridge - 4 stops

Transport for London

Whether you are travelling from home, by bus, boat, or arriving by air, use TFL’s journey planner to find out the best way to get to the BDC from all London airports, locations and transport hubs.


If you choose to cycle to the BDC, they offer free cycle storage in their on-site car park. You can also rent Santander bikes from several hire stations in the Islington area.

Driving and Car Sharing

It’s easy to reach the BDC by car – and although a stone’s throw from Central London, they are not in the Congestion Charge zone. Visit the Parking section below  to find the address for your sat nav and to pre-book your parking space.


For your convenience, the BDC has a secure, 250-space car park on-site. If you’re driving to the Business Design Centre, make sure you pre-book your space to avoid disappointment. Satnav location: N1 0PW

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Here’s everything else you need to know about parking at the Business Design Centre:

  • Upper Street Car Park
  • Located next to the BDC, under the Hilton Hotel
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Protected by CCTV and on-site security
  • Dedicated spaces for motorcycles
  • Facilities for disabled drivers
  • Free bicycle parking
  • Rapid charging points for electric vehicles
  • Max. vehicle height: 1.9m
  • Contract parking available

Car Parking Pricing


Day: 07:00 - 19:00 - Daytime tariff: £3.90 per hour (min 2 hours)
Night: 19:00 - 07:00 - Nighttime tariff: £2.50 per hour (min 2 hours)


24 hours - £6 for 24 hours


24 hours - Free


Lost parking chip coins incur a charge of £15 on top of the cost of your stay.

For information on long-term contract parking at the Upper Street Car Park, contact Luke Hurst at or call 0207 288 6718.

For general queries on parking at the BDC, contact Ed Muburo at or call 0207 288 6272.

Book Parking


The Business Design Centre (BDC) is fully DDA compliant venue.

Arriving at the BDC

If you arrive by car, there are 8 dedicated parking spaces for blue badge holders. There is a passenger lift to street level or the BDC forecourt, or you can take the 17-step pedestrian staircase.

The route from the car park to the building is well-lit and clearly marked. The surface is firm. There are two staircases between street level and the building (5 and 12 steps respectively, all with handrails). And a ramp on the forecourt.

If someone is dropping you off in a vehicle, please contact the BDC front of house team so they can give you access to the forecourt through their security point. Please call 0207 288 6475.

If you are coming by train, the nearest step-free station is Kings Cross and St Pancras International, which is easily reachable via bus or taxi.

Wheelchair hire

The BDC have a limited number of wheelchairs available for hire for visitors. Please call the concierge team on 0207 288 6475 to book your wheelchair. Please bring proof of identification to confirm your booking.


The BDC has an accessible toilet on each level of the venue. Restrooms are accessible with a RADAR key (spare key in reception). Each toilet has low reach door handles and an emergency pull cord alarm.

You’ll find the accessible toilets at:

  • Ground floor – Stairwell B (no RADAR key required)
  • Mezzanine – Stairwell B
  • Gallery level – Stairwell F

If you want to use the toilets but do not have a RADAR key, please speak to the concierge team when you arrive, or call 0207 288 6475.

Guide dogs

The BDC are happy to welcome guide dogs. So they can make sure your guide dog is as well looked after as you are, please contact the concierge team on 0207 288 6475.

Hearing Loop

Two of the BDC conference rooms have permanent induction loops which can be connected for conference sessions. They can also fit induction loops in the other spaces if required.

If you require a hearing loop for UK Cyber Week, please contact the concierge team on 0207 288 6475.

In an emergency

In the unlikely event of a fire or other emergency, the fire alarms will activate. The fire alarms give audio and visual signals to help visitors evacuate the building. The venue fire marshals will also assist you as you leave. There are two Evac chairs on-site to assist people in wheelchairs to reach the ground floor in the event of a fire.

There are emergency red phones on each floor of the venue, at the entrance to every stairwell, for visitors to contact reception in the event of an emergency.

If you require additional assistance in the event of an emergency, please let the concierge team know so they can support you with a personal evacuation plan.

For more information on accessibility at the BDC, please call the concierge team on 0207 288 6475.