Sadiq Khan relaunches London Is Open campaign
Supported by some of the most well known faces on the West End, London Mayor Sadiq Khan continues the #LondonIsOpen campaign ahead of the busy summer season. Flags displaying the 'Everyone Welcome' message can now be seen across nine streets in the West End, including Bond Street, Conduit Street, Coventry Street, Haymarket, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Piccadilly, South Molton Street and Regent Street St James’s.
To launch the campaign and a new website promoting things to do in the West End throughout the summer, The Mayor was joined by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, designer Charlotte Olympia, artist and Keeper of the Royal Academy Eileen Cooper, architect Farshid Moussavi, executive chef at the City’s Duck and Waffle restaurant Dan Doherty and publisher of British GQ Vanessa Kingori.
The London Is Open campaign was first launched by the Mayor in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote to allay fears that London was no longer as welcoming to foreign visitors.
Khan said: “London is the greatest city in the world and our globally renowned West End attracts millions of people who want to sample its unbeatable mix of shops, theatres and major tourist attractions.
“I am delighted to team up with West End businesses to show that London is Open and always will be a place where everyone is welcome.
“There is nowhere that better epitomises the spirit of London that the West End – so my message this summer is that this wonderful part of our city is teeming with things to do, places to visit and people to meet.”
Pictured above: Eileen Cooper, Farshid Moussavi, Dan Doherty, Sadiq Khan, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Vanessa Kingori and Charlotte Olympia. Photo courtesty of the London Evening Standard.