The West End is one of the most celebrated and exciting places in the world. Comprising just a few square miles, it sits at the heart of a global city projected to expand to 10 million people over the next 15 years. As a national asset with £51 billion annual GVA, it generates 15% of London’s economic output and 3% of the country’s – larger than the City of London’s contribution. It has one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of jobs anywhere in the UK hosting 610,000 employees. It is also a magnet for tourism attracting 31.5 million international and UK visitors in 2015 who spent £11 billion.
Formed in 2013, the West End Partnership brings together senior public service and private sector leaders, academic experts and resident representatives. It was created to be the catalyst and mechanism to enable the West End to accommodate growth, whilst at the same time strengthen its unique cultural character, amenity and openness.
The Partnership will coordinate and initiate action and delivery in response to this growth with new policies, plans and actions which benefit residents, communities, businesses and visitors alike.