We are a politically independent think tank and a charity.
Founded in 2011, Centre for London helps national and London policymakers think beyond the next election and plan for the future. We have a unique understanding of London’s success as a global city and economic powerhouse, as well as the challenges of maintaining the infrastructure, public services, culture and cohesion on which this success is built.
We have ideas with impact.
Through research and events we generate bold and creative solutions that improve the city we share. In July 2017 we launched our new strategic priorities, developed to tackle the city’s critical challenges and ensure that London is in the best possible position in the face of Brexit.
We are an independent charity and not a membership organisation representing one set of interests, this gives us a unique influence with London and national leaders. Our recommendations have been adopted by businesses, both Conservative and Labour mayors of London and by national government.
Over the last seven years we have published 48 policy reports, hosted over 100 public events, five major hustings and six high-level conferences. And through this work we’ve engaged thousands of stakeholders across London.
We believe in the power of collaboration.
We bring together people from different parts of the city – with different experience and expertise – to develop new ideas and implement them.
As a charity we rely on the support of our funders.
Our work is funded by a mixture of organisations and individuals who share our vision for a better London. We are hugely grateful for their support and could not have achieved our impact to date without it. We draw on the experience and expertise of our funders and work collaboratively with them to produce the best possible ideas. However, as an independent organisation we retain editorial control over all our work.
Our reports and publications are available to download for free under the Creative Commons licence.
Centre for London is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (registration number 8414909), and registered charity (number 1151435).