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16 September 2021

Pedestrian crossings are transformed with a burst of colour to celebrate the return of London’s creative festivals

  • Award winning artist, Yinka Ilori joins The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to unveil a series of eye-catching street art installations in central London to encourage visitors back to the city as part of the Mayor’s Let’s Do London Autumn culture season
  • 18 pedestrian crossings in Tottenham Court Road and the City of London are being transformed with bright colours and shapes to celebrate the return of London’s world-leading design, fashion, film and art festivals this autumn
  • Photographer Rankin joins the Mayor to announce ambitious shoot and landmark exhibition celebrating London’s theatre industry’
  • The return of world-leading design, fashion, film and art festivals are key attractions of the Mayor’s Let’s Do London autumn season

02 September 2021

London After Dark: City's world-famous nightlife scene is back in full swing

  • New London Lates season sees the city bursting back to life with unforgettable experiences supported by world-class actors, DJs, musicians and artists
  • Mayor of London invites the public to celebrate the return of the city’s nightlife
  • Includes unique collaboration between Fabric nightclub and the English National Opera – ‘One Night at the Opera

10 August 2021

London Calling! Why the UK’s families are heading away from the beach and into London this summer

  • Over a third of parents (37%) are not organising their usual summer family holiday due to pandemic uncertainty
  • Almost half (47%) stating they would consider a London city break over their usual beach holiday
  • 70% of parents cited ‘keeping the kids entertained’ as the number one challenge faced during the school holidays
  • Mayor joins with his new Mayors of Play to launch a reimagined version of the iconic London Tube map at ZSL London Zoo today to showcase the abundance of family-friendly indoor and outdoor events and activities across central London
  • Map has been curated by the new Mayors of Play – five lucky youngsters who are helping the Mayor to spotlight London’s family-friendly offering this summer   

20 July 2021

London Tech Week returns 20-24 September 2021 to reunite the European tech ecosystem with both physical and virtual moments

  • Agenda and registration for London Tech Week 2021 now live, with many more sessions and speakers to be added

14 July 2021

London’s playground is officially open for Family Fun this summer

  • Mayor launches a season of summer Family Fun with an abundance of child-friendly events and activities across central London
  • Sadiq issues an invitation to young Londoners to apply to be London’s first Mayors of Play
  • Heralded as the ‘best summer job in the world’ – five lucky youngsters will help curate a summer of fun alongside the Mayor of London himself

08 July 2021

Business

Record six months for VC investment into London and global fintech sector

  • London fintech firms secure more VC investment than any other year in just six months
  • London’s strong performance contributes to record first six months for VC investment into global and European fintech
  • London is second biggest global hub for fintech unicorns
  • Insurtech, cryptocurrency, payments and banking drive future growth in fintech investment

06 July 2021

London welcomes back fans to UEFA EURO and Wimbledon Finals in huge boost for capital’s major events industry

Image Credit: British Athletics, Getty

  • A new report released today by London & Partners shows that major events add more than £600m to London’s economy every year 
  • The crowd of 60,000 at Wembley for the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-finals and final will be the biggest seen in the UK since the start of the pandemic  
  • The football marks the start of London’s return to major events, with the Wimbledon Final at full capacity later this week, plus the Women’s EUROs, Pride in London and Formula E coming to the city in the next year
  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan invites people back to London to enjoy the activity around upcoming major events as part of the Let’s Do London campaign  

01 July 2021

Mayor of London's international business programme partners with Moore Kingston Smith to support scaleups

Moore Kingston Smith and the Mayor's International Business Programme announce new partnership

29 June 2021

London Eats: Celebrate the return of Wimbledon with the best ways to eat, drink and enjoy the tennis in London this summer

The time has come again to brush up on your Tennis knowledge, indulge in the classic delicacy of strawberries & cream and pull out your pearly white garments to experience the full joy of Wimbledon season – with a glass of Pimms in hand.

16 June 2021

London launches Beyond HERizons programme to target funding gap and support female founders to secure investment

  •  New initiative from Silicon Valley Comes to the UK is laser-focused on closing the funding gap in the investment landscape
  • Recent data shows less than 0.5% of VC funding into London tech firms in first four months of the year was received by all-female led companies

15 June 2021

Incredible summer of sport kicks off with UEFA EURO 2020 with plenty of places to enjoy the action across London

  • Hundreds of pubs, bars, and venues have installed big screens to watch all the best of the football at UEFA EURO 2020 across the capital 
  • All roads lead to London as the city hosts eight UEFA EURO 2020 matches at Wembley, including both semi-finals and the final, marking the capital’s return to major sporting events 
  • Sporting action in London to continue with the return of major sporting events – including Wimbledon, NFL London, The Hundred and Formula E  

07 June 2021

London and Greater Manchester join forces to support entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with launch of first diversity, equity and inclusion trade mission to North America

  • Race, Ethnicity And Cultural Heritage (REACH) mission will see North America welcome some of the most innovative B2B tech companies from London and Greater Manchester
  • Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham get behind trade mission to help companies from both regions explore opportunities in North America