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Information on the London Art scene, art directory, related resources such as art pricing and an international art network. Impartial information, advice, events, projects and knowledge for visual artists and craftspeople: by artists, for artists, free.
A local enterprise support organisation can offer support in developing your idea for a business ideas or help you get your business established or grow. Capital Enterprise offers a directory of providers of business advice to new businesses and entrepreneurs in London.
Lobbying and campaigning for UK businesses policy with a section dedicated to London which covers market leading economic surveys, forecasts and Iinfluential Thought Leadership research reports.
City of London
Key facts, figures, business research reports and guides for start-ups, and for investing in business for the City and the Square Mile.
City Business Library
Offers library and information services especially in financial, trade, business advice, free access to databases of business information and a wide range of free-of-charge business skills training and development events. It also publishes a series of fact sheets, including one on starting your own business and also to further information and resources.
Cultural Leisure, Sport and Social Participation
is an overview of engagement in cultural and sporting activities, including visits to museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites by adults living in London.
The central government portal (which replaces the
website), offers general support and advice on setting up a business, as well as guidance on how to access Government services and resources. For general business information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader.
Greater London Authority (GLA) – London Datastore
Statistics, data and i
such as house prices, road accidents, population, migration, ethnicity and crime rates available via the GLA’s official
An independent statistics organisation that
uses the latest official data to reveal patterns of poverty across the capital.
London Chamber of Commerce
Offers professional, independent, affordable services that focus on supporting businesses in London. Membership is corporate and members have access to over 200 networking events a year, marketing and business opportunities, tenders, free business, legal and HR advice, a range of exclusive or discounted business services and a Members' Lounge that provides free meeting space. See our Cobra report onsite for local London Chambers of Commerce.
A think-tank and lobbying organisation that promotes the interests of London's 33 Councils. It also runs a number of pan-London services. Their directory is a good resource for locating key London borough contacts, facts covering transport, children and young people, crime, fashion, transport, housing, economic development etc.
London and Partners
London & Partners is an official promotional organisation showcasing London as one of the best cities to visit, invest and study in. Some
downloadable reports, annual reviews, and foreign language information are available.
London Growth Hub
The site includes an interactive workspace map, a business and finance support finder, a business blog and video case studies from some of London’s most exciting new businesses. Expect additional content to the site including a comprehensive events calendar.
news and advice, economic, political analysis and entrepreneur interviews. Also other general information about
London as a business location
London Rebuilding Society
London Rebuilding Society is a social enterprise that specialises in creating innovative forms of finance which benefit local communities and the environment
Neighbourhood Statistics by ONS
General statistics such as population, people and places, crime and local economy for the UK, including London.
Office of National Statistics
General statistics for the UK, and in most places for London,
are categorised by themes, subject areas, topics and sub-topics
. Breakdowns by region for family spending data
has official statistics for areas for helping with planning, housing, transport, demographics, social, industrial and economic statistics, covering aspects of life in the regions.
SEL has developed cutting-edge knowledge and research on social enterprise internationally. All their resources are current, updated regularly and available to everyone, free of charge.
Tech City, in Shoreditch, is a centre of innovation and the location of choice for tech and digital companies and investors. They bring new companies and investors to East London, and provide support to local companies seeking to expand internationally.
Transport for London - Travel and Business Locations
Travel information and figures London Underground figures on entry and exit from tube stations. For example, this can be good for estimating potential footfall at business sites close to stations.
UK Trade and Investment
London International Trade Team
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) supports London businesses that want to trade and invest overseas. London International Trade Team available to businesses based within the 33 London boroughs that are interested in exporting overseas and for professional and impartial advice, support and assistance. UKTI offers help to grow your business in international markets.
West London Alliance
West London Alliance
(WLA) is a partnership of six West London councils - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. The WLA aims to promote the interests of West London residents and businesses; improve and develop public services; and to reduce their costs through collaboration.
Interactive map, giving demographic information on London areas
Search for local businesses and services from across the UK on
. Find businesses for using reviews, photos, opening hours and more. Also this is a source for listing your own business.
Your Local Economy
See what's happening to the economy in your local area - contains business and start-up figures.
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