Opportunity London is a new initiative promoting sustainable investment into real estate, regeneration and green infrastructure across London’s boroughs and communities.
London continues to be one of the most attractive places in the world to invest, and is uniquely placed to support international capital seeking well-governed and long-term environmental, social and commercial returns in a post-Covid, post-Carbon world.
Here you can explore economic development strategies and investment opportunities borough by borough, see examples of the best development currently being brought forward, and be signposted to the individuals and companies leading this change.
London is by far the biggest city in western Europe and it is diverse. Of its 9 million citizens, one-third were born outside the UK
Its accessible, ethnically diverse patient population make it one of the world’s best places for research and clinical trials of medicines, devices and products
233 different languages spoken and English as the common language
English language - the home of the world’s local language, the universal method of communication for business, science, medicine and the internet
The business day of London overlaps with all other global financial markets - and it is an enduring advantage
London is the most popular city to move to for work
London has 151 registered parks and gardens, eight Royal Parks and four UNESCO World Heritage sites
London has 8 million trees covering 21 per cent of the capital’s land area
London has been designated the world’s first National Park City with one-third of its area being green
London is in the top 10 of global cities with respect to the amount of green space per head of population
London is a city full of culture, with over 3,500 pubs, 857 art galleries, 192 museums, and 65 Michelin starred restaurants
London was named the top global city by the IESE Cities in Motion Index
The Mayor has set out an ambition for the capital to be zero carbon by 2030
80 per cent of journeys to be walking, cycling or public transport by 2041
The Streetspace for London programme allow councils to create new segregated cycles lanes, extend pavements and close roads to traffic
A 280-mile network of cycle routes to be delivered by 2024
London has an amazing ecosystem for urban development, bringing the vision and delivery of projects to life
$29.3bn – the amount invested into the London real estate market between Q4 2020 and Q3 2021
The total value of London’s homes stands at £2.4trillion
All the major landlords and investors are based in London with many having their European head office in London
London is the tech unicorn capital of Europe, adding 20 new unicorns to its ranks in 2021, more than any other previous 12-month period. This takes London’s total unicorn count to 75
London's tech companies raised $25.5bn in investment in 2021 - more than double 2020 investment levels - and more than Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam combined
London ranked joint second with New York in the Global Startup Ecosystems report, London’s tech ecosystem is valued at $142bn, above the global average of only $13.68bn
Opportunity London is led by the Mayor of London, London Councils and The City of London Corporation and backed by a partnership of public and private sector organisations committed to delivering good growth in London.
It is delivered in partnership by New London Architecture, London Communications Agency and London & Partners.