Join a curated tour of the Chelsea Design Centre

Join Country Life for a curated tour of London’s interior design hub, the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour SW10, as part of the London Design Week in March

The drawing room is the formal heart of the English country house. It’s often slightly removed from the other interiors of the home. Well appointed, elegantly furnished and comfortable, it’s the setting for family entertainment. With that in mind, we are inviting readers to join us for a curated tour of London’s interior design hub, the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour SW10, as part of the London Design Week.

Taking place on March 15 and entitled, the ‘English Drawing Room’, the tour has been designed specifically for those either thinking about starting on a redecoration project of their own drawing room or, indeed, anyone who has an interest in the history of the room.

It will begin, at 2.30pm and will lead into an illustrated talk by our architectural editor, Dr John Goodall, followed by a tour around selected showrooms with art curator Vanessa Curry. The afternoon will finish with a Champagne afternoon tea with Country Life’s Editor Mark Hedges. Tickets are £10 and available by telephoning 020–7352 1900 or visiting

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2.30pm
What: How to Create the Perfect English Drawing Room Curated Tour
Where: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10
Cost: Tickets are £10
To book: Visit or call 020 7352 1900
Tickets are limited–advance booking is recommended.

Outline of event:
2.30pm: Tea and coffee on arrival
2.45pm: 15 minute talk with Country Life architectural editor, Dr John Goodall about the history of the English drawing room
3pm: guided tour around relevant showrooms with Vanessa Curry
4pm: finishing with Champagne with Mark Hedges, Editor of Country Life

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