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Review: Grand Designs Live at ExCeL London – 4th to 12th May 2019

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The crowds made their way to ExCeL London for the first day of the Grand Designs Live show. Grand Designs Live is based on the Channel 4 series and is hosted by Design guru and TV presenter Kevin McCloud.

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Grand Designs Live includes top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in project zones. All aspects of home creation and improvement are covered including self-builds, renovation or finding ideas and inspiration to create your dream home.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Underlying the show is the importance of design in your projects and there are over 500 brands, across six different sections covering Build, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Gardens, Interiors, Technology and Design Arcade to provide inspiration.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

For advice, there will be RIBA architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers on hand, you can ‘meet’ some of the Grand Designers in The Grand Theatre.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Kevin McCloud and the Grand Design team are great advocates of being eco-friendly and recycling and the show features Kevin’s Green Heroes which features eco-innovations that come to life.

The Upcycling Hub is a new area of the show which puts the focus on the art of upcycling. Skilled upcycling designers give visitors an insight into their craft through live demonstrations, as well as showcasing artisan pieces.

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The Under the Stairs Project is a competition for Interior Designers, aiming to inspire visitors and encourage them to take home new ideas, information and supplier contacts. This competition focuses on the uplift in the use of unconventional spaces.

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The Green Finger Campaign is a response to the latest UK State of Nature report that shows over half our wild species; plants, insects and birds are in decline. The show is packed with green products, free eco advice, activities and talks to raise awareness of what people can do to protect and enhance the nature in your garden.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Walking around the show, you can be inspired with a large number of innovations and design ideas. From large lodges for your garden to paintings for your walls, each section has plenty of interest to create improvements for your home and garden. Experts are ready to offer advice for any of your projects and you can buy the latest products from a vast array of exhibitors.

Grand Designs Live runs from the 4th to 12th May 2019 at ExCeL London.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information or book tickets , visit the Grand Designs website here

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Review: Grand Designs Live at ExCeL London – 5th to 13th May 2018

The warm sunshine brought out the crowds to ExCeL London for the first day of the Grand Designs Live show.

Design guru and TV presenter Kevin McCloud opened the show which includes top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones. All aspects of home creation and improvement are covered including self-builds, renovation or finding ideas and inspiration to create your dream home.

Underlying the show is the importance of design in your projects and there are over 500 brands, across five different sections covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors, plus a Technology Trail to provide inspiration.

For advice, there will be RIBA architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers on hand, you can ‘meet’ some of the Grand Designers in The Grand Theatre.

Different parts of the home get more specialist treatment with Interior Room Sets, The Smart Kitchen and The Lavatory Project.

Kevin McCloud and the Grand Design team are great advocates of being eco-friendly and recycling and the show features Kevin’s Green Heroes Live which features eco-innovations come to life and Architectural Salvage which reflects Grand Designs passion for recycling quality materials in varying, innovative, resourceful and unique ways.

Walking around the show, you can be inspired with a large number of innovations and design ideas. From large lodges for your garden to paintings for your walls, each section has plenty of interest to create improvements for your home and garden. Experts are ready to offer advice for any of your projects and you can buy the latest products from a vast array of exhibitors.  

 Grand Designs Live runs from the 5th to 13th May 2018 at ExCeL London.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information or book tickets , visit the Grand Designs website here

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Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
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Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL from the 5th to 13th May 2018

If the property market is somewhat becalmed, the same cannot be said of home improvement where the interest begins to grow. One of the main advocates of home improvement  is TV presenter Kevin McCloud who will be presenting Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL from the 5th to 13th May 2018.

The show offers visitors top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones. All aspects of home creation and improvement are covered including self-builds, renovation or finding ideas and inspiration to create your dream home.

The event will be presented by design guru Kevin McCloud who will lead a series of educational seminars and visitors can go behind the scenes of Grand Designs and The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes when Kevin McCloud and Piers Taylor let you into a few secrets with ‘Behind the Scenes with Kevin and Piers’.

Underlying the show is the importance of design in your projects and there will by over 500 brands, across five different sections covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors, plus a Technology Trail to provide inspiration. For advice, there will be RIBA architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers on hand, you can ‘meet’ some of the Grand Designers in The Grand Theatre. Different parts of the home get more specialist treatment with Interior Room Sets, The Smart Kitchen and The Lavatory Project.

Regular viewers of the TV series will know that Kevin McCloud is a great advocate of being eco-friendly and recycling. The show introduces Kevin’s Green Heroes Live which features eco-innovations come to life and Architectural Salvage which reflects Grand Designs passion for recycling quality materials in varying, innovative, resourceful and unique ways.

The show takes the recycling message even further with a ban of single use plastic items at the event replacing them with recyclable alternatives. The show has prohibited the sale of plastic bottles from all in-show catering points along with the distribution of plastic straws. Plastic cutlery and show goody bags have been replaced with biodegradable alternatives. Visitors to the show will be encouraged to use refillable bottles and water points at the show’s cafes.

A visit to May’s Grand Designs Live offers the opportunity to be inspired to tackle some of those home improvements and enjoy a wide variety of events and attractions.

The show runs from the 5th to 13th May 2018 at London ExCeL.

For more information or book tickets , visit the Grand Designs website here

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Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
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A Short Guide to The Regent’s Park

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The Regent’s Park (including Primrose Hill) covers 197 hectares and like most of the other Royal Parks, Regent’s Park was part of the large area of land appropriated by Henry VIII. Marylebone Park, as the area was known, remained a royal domain until 1646. After the Civil War, the land was leased by the crown to tenant farmers until 1811 when the rapidly developing London made the area attractive to building.

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John Nash, architect to the crown and friend of the Prince Regent developed a masterplan for Regent’s Park which included a huge circle with a lake, a canal and the new royal residence inside. There was also a plan for 56 villas in the park and a series of grand Regency terraces around it.

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Although the masterplan was never completed, many elements of Nash’s scheme survived with eight villa’s and a series of grand Regency terraces built. The park was only used originally by the residents of the villas and terraces until 1835, when the east side the park was open to the public.

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The park was little changed for 150 years until formal Rose beds were developed in Queen Mary’s Gardens in 1930s.

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Running through the northern end of the park is the Regent’s Canal and it borders on London Zoo, but much of the park is open parkland with a wide range of facilities including gardens, a lake with a boating area, sports pitches, and children’s playgrounds.

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For more information, visit the Royal Parks website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
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