The night time economy is a key driver of economic and cultural regeneration and a magnet for domestic and international visitors.
London Night Time Commission
Recent research shows that the night time economy contributes £26.3bn to London’s annual GDP and supports 1 in 8 jobs. This figure is expected to rise to £28.3bn by 2029. But there is currently no oversight of this critical part of London’s economy. As a result, night time businesses are sometimes seen only as the root of noise and nuisance.
Around the world, cities are starting to re-evaluate their night time economies. There is growing recognition of the increasing demand for a broader night time culture and entertainment offer. Many of the world's cultural metropolises are appointing night time mayors to champion, coordinate and bring innovation to their night time economies.
The Mayor of London has appointed Night Czar, Amy Lamé and Chair of the Night Time Commission, Philip Kolvin QC to help deliver a vision for London as a 24-hour city. They will be ambassadors for London’s night time economy and do vital work with businesses, local authorities, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London and punters to ensure London thrives as a 24-hour city. They will build on opportunities such as the Night Tube to diversify and grow London’s night time economy.