London in lockdown: How are Londoners coping?

This event has already taken place.

At this webinar, Centre for London’s Ben Rogers, Waltham Forest Council Leader Clare Coghill and leading pollster Ben Page discussed how Londoners are coping with life under lockdown.

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About the event

The country has been in lockdown for over a month. Social-distancing measures have resulted in a huge shift in how people behave and have had a profound impact on every aspect of our lives. But as the UK’s largest and most populous urban center, London faces a unique set of challenges during this period.

In the first event of our new series of talks with the Londoners who are leading the capital’s response to the virus, we’re exploring how the city’s residents are coping with the lockdown.

How has the lockdown impacted Londoners in particular? What are the pressures facing them?  How are communities responding to the crisis and supporting each other? How are London’s local authorities working with other agencies to support the most vulnerable and how are front-line of services coping? 

We’ll also discuss: What might London’s recovery look like? 


  • Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader and Executive member for Business, Europe and Good Growth, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos Mori
  • Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London (Chair)

Over the coming months, this event series will cover the pressing challenges facing Londoners from hunger to homelessness and from unemployment to isolation.

The talks will give insights into local responses, assess the impact of lockdown on London, share stories of resilience and adaptability, and highlight some of the partnerships and initiatives that will support London’s recovery.