Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London (together with Night Czar Amy Lamé and Chair of the Night-Time Commission Philip Kolvin QC) has unveiled his vision for London as a 24 hour city in a document entitled “From good night to great night” that can be downloaded below.
The Mayor believes that it will help to define the following ten principles for the development of London at night, that he says have been developed through conversations with businesses, the Night Time Economy Borough Champions, the police and many others.
His vision envisages that London at night will:
- Be a global leader.
- Provide vibrant opportunities for all Londoners, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or means.
- Promote all forms of cultural, leisure, retail and service activity.
- Promote the safety and wellbeing of residents, workers and visitors.
- Promote welcoming and accessible nightlife.
- Promote and protect investment, activity and entrepreneurship.
- Promote domestic and international visits to London.
- Be strategically located across London to promote opportunity and minimise impact.
- Become a 24-hour city that supports flexible lifestyles.
- Take account of future global and domestic trends in leisure, migration, technology, employment and economics.
The document concludes “that developing London into a vibrant 24-hour city depends on partnership between public authorities, the private sector and communities. The future work of the Mayor, the Night Czar, the Night Time Commission and the Night Time Economy Borough Champions will continue to explore and describe how this can be achieved”.