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21 June 2024

Taylor Swift’s record-breaking The Eras Tour to generate £300m for the capital’s economy – as London confirms status as the world-leader for music

  • London is hosting more performances of Taylor Swift's record-breaking The Eras Tour than any other city in the world, with nearly 700,000 people attending
  • Tourists attending the London gigs are set to boost the capital’s economy by £300m
  • New poll shows more people would consider travelling to London for a music event than other international or UK cities
  • Capital celebrates Taylor’s first performance at Wembley Stadium on Friday night with murals, a special Tube map, a Taylor trail and a wide series of events across London’s fantastic venues

06 June 2024

London most supportive hub for developing AI according to international business leaders

New survey shows:

  • Over three-quarters (77%) say London more supportive than other leading AI hubs for the development of AI technologies
  • 85% very confident in capital’s ability to attract & retain talent in next 12 months
  • Nearly half (45%) cited supportive government incentives & policies tailored for AI development as London’s key advantage
  • Data privacy & security (51%) and infrastructure & scalability (45%) top of mind when choosing location of business

25 April 2024

Barbara Jamison-Woods makes history as first president from London to lead City Destinations Alliance

  • Jamison-Woods becomes the first president elected from London  
  • President aims to strengthen Europe’s visitor experience in her three-year term 
  • Europe set to play host to major events including Paris 2024 and World Summit AI 

06 March 2024

London & Partners joins forces with Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab

London & Partners is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab, the bank’s in-house startup accelerator programme, to provide access to its Grow London business support services. 

09 February 2024

Tourism

Planetariums, cat cafes and train stations: London’s leading proposal locations revealed

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, Visit London and leading international proposal experts, The Proposers, reveal the top 10 most popular places to pop the question around the capital.  

30 January 2024

Do Valentine’s differently: 8 of London’s most unique date ideas for Valentine’s Day

London is packed to the brim with unique events and unmissable experiences to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day. From candle making classes to personalised poems, here are our top suggestions for spending the special day out in London.

23 January 2024

London joins forces with West Midlands and Scotland to support high-growth scale-ups

  • Year-long programme designed to help scale-up businesses grow their international presence  
  • Over 1,300 London-based companies have already benefitted from the programme since 2016  
  • West Midlands and Scotland join the programme for the first time, marking a major milestone 

17 January 2024

London’s climate tech startups raised all-time-high levels of venture capital investment in 2023

  • London Climate Tech startups raised $3.5B in 2023, up from $2.2B in 2022
  • London ranks number two for climate tech investment globally in 2023
  • London startups collectively raised over $12.9B in venture capital investment in 2023
  • London-based VCs have raised over $24B in funds in last three years
  • London continues to lead as Europe’s number one tech hub

09 January 2024

Veganuary: travel the world through London's vegan cuisine

  • January is always a great time for those looking to dip their toes into the world of plant-based eating
  • One of the world’s food capitals, London is the perfect place to try going vegan, with the best plant-based food across all cuisines
  • From pizza and ramen to fine dining and dessert, find our top recommendations here

13 December 2023

London roars back for a Christmas ‘Too Big to Miss’

  • Capital’s festive season is well underway with ridership figures to stations close to Christmas attractions exceeding pre-pandemic levels this year
  • Black Friday saw entries and exits at Oxford Circus station 27 per cent higher than usual
  • TfL report shows bus demand this year is eight per cent higher than in 2022
  • New Christmas themed Tube map showcases festive attractions across the capital

12 December 2023

London Welcomes 100th International Tech Company

  • London & Partners attracts 100 new tech investments so far this year
  • Over 4,380 jobs created, marking a 40% year-on-year growth
  • India emerges as a key market, with 29% share of investment into London
  • Two-fold increase in Climate Tech projects won, resulting in three-fold job increase