Author/s: Dr. Marion Roberts
This is a MusicTank/ University of Westminster report on the scale and importance of London’s Evening and Night Time Economy that was commissioned by the Greater London Authority, April 2016.
Reporting to the London Night Time Commission, this research study provides a snapshot of London’s evening and night-time economies. It scrutinises the regulatory policies of licensing and planning, investigates crime and anti-social behaviour and drills down into the economic contribution of night-time activities.
These outputs helped inform and shape the Greater London Authority’s policy and vision of London as a 24-hour City – 24-hour London – and subsequent publication, From Good Night to Great Night: A Vision For London as a 24-hour City.
Lead by MusicTank, this project was truly interdisciplinary in approach, involving Westminster Law School (Prof. Guy Osborn and Dr. Simon Flacks) and pre-eminent planning and night time economy experts Prof. Marion Roberts, from Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, and Dr. Adam Eldridge from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. It also benefits from the expertise of Terry Bevan, TBR Consulting.
Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE) has a longstanding track record of high-level engagement in the academic study of the Night Time Economy (NTE), Transport and Planning and is a known and trusted supplier of consultancy to many London Boroughs including Westminster and Camden, in addition to the GLA. The team brings together expertise in different areas of the night-time economy spanning the creative industries, planning, management and law, in conjunction with external economic consultants TBR who created the Night Mix Index which is now the standard template by which to measure NTE economic performance in the UK and Australia.
The research was delivered to the GLA Sept 2016