This website was launched on 1 February 2017 by award-winning former Guardian London commentator Dave Hill, who runs and edits it. Its aim is to provide the best possible news and commentary about the UK capital’s politics, development and culture.

OnLondon carries articles by a wide range of contributors who disagree about many things, but share a common desire to improve the quality of reporting and debate about London and to make it a better place for those who live and work here. Whatever the Good City is, we want London to be it.

Many people regard London as the best city on Earth. Many people believe it has serious problems. Often, they are the same people. On London knows what they mean. Thank you for visiting.

Dave Hill.