17/10/2011 16:08 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Your Guide To London Design Festival 2011

The ninth annual London Design Festival is the biggest yet and with nearly 300 events taking place across the capital you might be struggling to know what to visit first, especially if you're also trying to keep up with London Fashion Week.

London Design Festival 2012 Timber Wave. Photo: Courtesy of London Design Festival

The main festival hub is the V&A so if you've not got much time or the weather is absolutely hideous we recommend you head there and take a look around - Timber Wave, a dramatic wooden installation by AL_A and Arup, marks the Grand Entrance on Cromwell Road so you can't miss it!

Once inside you'll find a Postmodern Cafe, a coloured foam and textile lounge, a graduate exhibition curated by Giles Deacon, maps designed by Judi Dench and Annie Lennox and much more - there are also the Google Design Lectures aimed at getting design thinkers and practitioners to experiment with new ideas in front of a live audience.

As for what's going on elsewhere? Click through the gallery below for a taster of what you can find in the capital:

For more information on all these and many more, visit the London Design Festival website.