Culture and the economy

Culture and the creative industries are critical to London’s success as a leading global city.

Value of Culture to London

  • £10
    generated every hour by London's creative industries
  • No. 1
    Googled city
    in the world
  • 1/6
    in London are in the Creative Industries
  • £7.3
    generated from cultural tourism to London

Influence of culture on London's economy

(c) Secret Cinema / Marianne Chua
Musicians, prop makers, costume designers, actors and lighting designers create the world renowned west end theatre that 32,000 people enjoy every night.




Fashion Week
Men’s and Women’s Fashion Week generate over £6 billion in PR for London.





Royal Academy of the Arts campus
There are 30,000 new art & design graduates each year.





Lumiere London 2016: Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman, Produced by Artichoke, supported by the Mayor of London. Photo by Matthew Andrews
Artists, fabricators, small galleries and frame shops' work puts London in the top 3 global art capitals with a market of £9.2 billion.

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