Borough Elections 2018: Tory wobbles in Westminster West End?

Seasoned Labour campaigners in the Tory borough stronghold of Westminster are both hopeful and realistic about their chances in the forthcoming elections: hopeful of making significant gains; realistic about their prospects of gaining enough seats to take […]


Josh Neicho: Borough of Culture competition has been a joy, but angrier art is on its way

Josh Neicho is a communications professional and freelance journalist who is on the editorial team at Lambeth Life. This is his first, very welcome, piece for On London. Follow Josh on Twitter. Sadiq Khan was in his […]


Euston Arch: forward to the past with High Speed 2?

News that Lendlease will be appointed by the government and Network Rail as “master developer partner” for the rebuilding of Euston station and its environs to accommodate the High Speed 2 rail link – HS2, if […]


A ‘participatory budget’ for London – and other debates about people, power and democracy

Len Duvall, the experienced London Assembly Member for Greenwich and Lewisham and leader of the Assembly’s Labour Group, has produced a paper asking Sadiq Khan to introduce a “participatory budget” system. The idea has undoubted merit. It […]


The On London crowdfunding campaign: £10,000 needed in 10 days

The On London crowdfunding campaign began on 1 February, exactly one year after the site was launched, with the aim of raising £25,000 from readers, sympathisers and friends. As I write this, there are 10 […]


Estate regeneration: the case for residents’ ballots

The news that Sadiq Khan will give residents a veto over regeneration schemes on social housing estates will be welcomed by the 350,000 Londoners who might be affected by plans to demolish their homes. Regeneration of […]


Culture wars and Neighbourhood Plans: a crisis of identity in Knightsbridge

Density brings tensions with it and there are few places as dense, and few groups as capable of articulating tension, as Knightsbridge and its well organised residents. It’s a rare Londoner who doesn’t have a […]