Amy Lamé was appointed Night Czar by the Mayor in 2016, and was tasked with ensuring London thrives as a 24-hour city. Amy's role involves championing London’s nightlife both in the UK and internationally, including safeguarding venues across the city. This vital work is driven by working in partnership with the night time industries, local authorities, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London and the public.
Amy is Chair of the Night Time Borough Champions Network. This network ensures close links between the Mayor of London, the Night Czar, the London Night Time Commission and London's 33 local authorities. The champions share good practice, advise on the creation of new night time initiatives and support the development of local night time visions.
The Night Czar will put the Mayor’s Vision for London as a 24-hour city into action. She has helped to protect dozens of venues around the city, using her convening powers to bring together business owners, developers, police, residents, community groups, local authorities and customers to reach positive outcomes. She has also published an LGBTQ+ Venues Charter with the Mayor to encourage new LGBTQ+ venues to open in the city.