London Night Time Enterprise Zones
On Nov. 17, 2022, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that three boroughs of London are set to become the capital’s new Night Time Enterprise Zones.
The mayor’s office announced that “Bromley, Lambeth and Greenwich will each be awarded £130,000 to develop a range of activities and programs to make their streets more welcoming after 6 p.m. and supporting businesses, encouraging more Londoners to use their local high streets at night.”
The news follows the success of a Night Time Enterprise Zone pilot in Waltham Forest in 2019, where extended opening times, events, increased promotion and repurposing council-owned buildings helped to increase foot traffic on Walthamstow High Street by 22 percent.
Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, added, “With two thirds of people active at night, our new Night Time Enterprise Zones will provide fantastic opportunities to make the most of our high streets around the clock and drive forward our economic recovery.
“These new zones allow us to work in partnership with boroughs to provide a boost to businesses, communities and the wellbeing of night workers and help us to pioneer better ways of living, working and doing business after dark.”
Imagine if every mayor of every major North American city did the same.
Read more about the Mayor of London’s Night Time Enterprise Zones program.