About us

London faces complex and evolving challenges.
We develop policy solutions to tackle them.
Help us make London better for everyone.

We are London’s independent think tank.

At Centre for London, we are dedicated to researching the city’s critical issues. And we bring together London’s citizens, experts and leaders to discuss, develop and implement the policy solutions to tackle them.

Since 2011, we have built a strong track record of coming up with the answers to the city’s challenges. We can make London a safe, open, well connected and dynamic city, where everyone thrives. A city with healthier, safer places to live, work and socialise and a fairer, more sustainable economy that benefits London and its people long-term.

We have ideas with impact. 

Centre for London’s work is intended to support the actions of our political leaders and decision makers by thinking up new ideas and policies designed to solve some of the city’s big problems.

Our work

We are uniquely dedicated to developing new solutions to our city’s challenges, for the benefit of all its people. We help policymakers and city leaders think for the long term about London’s biggest issues and plan for a better future.  Our recommendations have been adopted by businesses, both Conservative and Labour mayors of London and national government.


Over the past decade, we’ve consulted with thousands of Londoners from across our city, and convened hundreds of campaigners, academic experts, policymakers, and political and business leaders, to create new solutions and put them into action for a better London. We have published more than 100 policy reports, hosted 150 public events, five major hustings and nine conferences. And we’ve commented extensively on London issues, informed the public and captured headlines with our research.

Our 2021 annual report

Our 2020 annual report

We believe in the power of collaboration. 

We bring together citizens, experts and decision makers from diverse standpoints to discuss complex issues in a safe space, devise solutions and work out how to implement them.

Work with us

As a charity we rely on the support of our funders. 

Centre for London is a registered charity which relies on donations and support from organisations, foundations and philanthropists. To achieve the level of change we know is needed, we must grow our funding to help scale and accelerate our impact. We are seeking partnerships with organisations and individuals who share our vision for a better London.

About our funding

Our staff are experts on London.

If you’re looking for a spokesperson or speaker on London policy issues, from housing to transport, skills to devolution, email [email protected].

Our Experts on london

Centre for London is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (registration number 8414909), and registered charity (number 1151435).


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Our people

Centre for London is led by Chief Executive Nick Bowes and Chair Fiona Fletcher-Smith, who are supported by a core team and a Board of Trustees.