Night time economy [3]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3291
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you disagree with Westminster Council's view, that there is a distinction between an evening economy, which is about culture, entertainment and food, and the night time economy, which is more about alcohol and clubbing?

Answer

Answer for Night time economy [3]

Answer for Night time economy [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My vision for London's night time economy and culture includes a wide range of activities for people of all ages and interests from theatres and restaurants to music venues, pubs and clubs. London's nightlife is second to none and forms an essential part of the city's cultural offer, bringing £26.3bn to London's economy every year and employing one in eight people in the capital.

I recently launched my vision to turn London into a leading 24-hour global city. My vision does not make a distinction between evening and night time activities and outlines  the ten principles to build a night-time culture which balances the needs of all Londoners.