Cost of Culture in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3504
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the recent survey by Post Office Travel Money that London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, what steps are you taking to encourage firms to reduce costs and make venues more accessible for all Londoners?

Answer

Answer for Cost of Culture in London

Answer for Cost of Culture in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

14 of the top 20 UK visitor attractions are in London and also free to visit (ALVA 2013)

Whilst London's cultural organisations face ongoing pressure to balance quality and value for money there are a significant number and range of organisations such as The National Theatre and Royal Opera House which offer tickets from £5 to see world classculture for Londoners.

We support numerous free family friendly annual events such as St. Georges Day, Africa Day, the Totally Thames Festival and events like Open House London with the chance to explore hundreds of inspiring buildings in the capital for free.