About us

Centre for London is the capital’s dedicated think tank. Our mission is to develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and prosperous global city. 

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.

Our strategic priorities

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 over 50 policy reports, hosted over 100 public events, five major hustings and eight 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.

Work with us

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.

About our funding

Our staff are experts on London.

If you’re looking for a spokesperson on London policy issues, from housing to transport, skills to devolution, get in touch with us by emailing [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 our Director Ben Rogers and Chair Liz Peace, who are supported by a core team and a Board of Trustees.