Private Event

Autumn Drinks Reception

This event has already taken place.

On Wednesday 7 September, Centre for London hosted a private, invite-only evening drinks reception, in partnership with London HQ, at the RSA House in Central London.  

The event brought together London’s key stakeholders as we returned from our summer breaks and it was an opportunity to network and form new partnerships. 

It was our first reception since the start of the pandemic and our guests were joined by MPs, Council leaders, business executives and third-sector heads. 


Ed Miliband, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero, hosted the evening.  

Ruth Duston OBE, OC, CEO of London HQ, delivered a personal reflection and closing remarks before the informal networking.

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Centre for London’s Chair of Trustees, also spoke about the Centre’s important work and our current priorities as we continue to research the issues that affect Londoners most.

On her blog, Fiona reflects on key issues ahead ranging from the environment to policing:

“There is work to do for London and for Londoners. Our position as a global city is under threat from a range of issues both economic and political. Our role as the country’s capital is undermined by actions that drive wedges between different parts of the nation, either consciously or unconsciously. We can all see how the investment needed to maintain our infrastructure is diminishing. This impacts our economic strength and undermines our ability to deal with threats including the climate emergency.”

You can read the full blog here.

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