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31 January 2023

How to spend the perfect Valentine’s Day in London on any budget

Looking to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Home to over 15,000 romantic restaurants and more than 3,000 lush parks to stroll through together, a visit to London is a must-do on the official day of love.

19 January 2023

Europe’s biggest Chinatown rings in the Year of The Rabbit – how and where to celebrate Chinese New Year in London’s West End

  • Visit London picks the top east and south-east Asian places to shop, dine and stay
  • The festival is back underway for the first time since the covid pandemic
  • Celebrations come at a perfect time as travel restrictions in China have been lifted

12 January 2023

London retains crown as Europe’s leading hub for tech investment

  • London tech firms attract $19.8bn in VC funding in 2022 despite economic downturn 
  • UK capital tops European investment tables and ranks fourth globally  
  • London sees strong investment into high growth sectors – including more fintech VC funding than any other city  
  • Investors establish record amounts of undeployed capital in London  

06 December 2022

London transforms into winter wonderland at the most magical time of the year

  • UK capital comes to life this winter with the coolest line-up of Christmas pop-ups and food markets
  • Immerse yourself in the world-famous festive lights that adorn London’s most iconic landmarks and shopping districts
  • Enjoy enchanting days out with all the family with ice skating and festive shows aplenty

01 December 2022

London's West End shines bright with magical Christmas window displays

  • Visit London picks the top 10 festive window displays everyone must visit this winter season
  • Leading brands such as Selfridges London. and Harvey Nichols return with magical Christmas store fronts
  • Window decorations add to West End’s majestic Christmas lights

10 November 2022

London at centre of thriving global immersive tech industry

  • New research shows UK capital is top European hub for immersive tech funding  
  • Global investment into immersive tech set to reach record levels in 2022 
  • Metaverse, AR and VR technologies powering immersive tech growth  

02 November 2022

50 of the fastest growing UK tech firms announced to join the 2022 Silicon Valley Comes to the UK Scale Up Club

  • 46% of the high-growth scale ups selected are led or founded by female entrepreneurs  
  • This year’s companies were chosen from across the UK, and 42% of the cohort were founded outside of the capital  
  • Cohort of scale-ups provide major boost to UK economy, employing around 1,500 full-time employees  

19 October 2022

New research shows Brits are falling in love with London as a holiday destination again

  • UK travellers feel increasingly comfortable booking a London city-break following the pandemic  
  • Two thirds of Brits are proud of their capital city, according to new poll 
  • Brits care about green travel but need better signposting from the tourism industry  
  • London & Partners, the destination agency for London, launches new Tourism Vision to reshape city’s tourism industry by 2030 

18 October 2022

The Mayor of London welcomes international brands to London to help reinvent the West End

  • Sadiq Khan met with global retail investors as the city bids to reinvent London’s West End following the pandemic
  • 16 leading international retail brands are taking part in a three-day trade mission to explore expansion opportunities in London 
  • Latest data reveals London’s West End continues to show strong signs of recovery, with year-to-date sales in the district increasing by 109% in comparison to 2021