Supporting Culture and Creative Industries

London is a leading creative capital city, which attracts talent and enterprise from all over the world. The creative economy is estimated to provide one in six jobs in London and the creative industries generate around £47 billion for the London economy. It is also one of London’s fastest growing sectors.

Mayor Sadiq Khan will support London’s creative and cultural sector to continue making and exporting the best products and services in the world, including through the below initiatives:
 

Creating a 24-hour city

London’s night-time economy is a vital part of its offer as a 21st-century global city. The city’s diverse range of theatres, pubs, restaurants, music venues and nightclubs is second to none.

The Mayor has published his vision for London to become a truly 24-hour city which is welcoming and accessible for all. This includes a range of activities and services, from museums and theatres opening later, to late night shopping, and round-the-clock health services.
 

Creative Enterprise Zones

Creative Enterprise Zones are areas of London we can focus on to support artists and help creative businesses put down roots and thrive. They will help artists and creative businesses to stay in London by providing affordable workspace, business support, and new routes into creative jobs.

On 18 December 2018 the Mayor announced London's first ever Creative enterprise Zones. They are: 

Croydon: Croydon Creatives

Haringey: Tottenham

Hounslow: Great West Creatives

Lambeth: Brixton

Lewisham: SHAPES Lewisham (Deptford and New Cross)

Tower Hamlets: Hackney Wick and Fish Island

What else?

Discover more of our programmes that support Arts and Culture in London, including: