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London: Cultural Capital - Realising the potential of a world class city

The Mayor's Culture Strategy

London Cultural Capital coverLondon: Cultural Capital - Realising the potential of a world-class city is the Mayor's ten-year plan to develop London as a centre of cultural excellence and creativity. Published in April 2004, it is the first co-ordinated strategic approach to culture, which includes arts, sport, heritage and creative industries in London. The full strategy and a summary document are available for download, below.


The Mayor published his draft Culture Strategy for public consultation in May 2003 - it was launched at a free weekend event at City Hall on 31 May and 1 June 2003, Cultural Capital: Live!. The consultation period ended on 15 September, and in its final week the Culture Strategy was featured in special programmes on BBC London looking at the state of culture in the capital. Comments received during the consultation have been taken into account in formulation of the final strategy document. The consultation report describes the consultation process and summarises the results:

Consultation report PDF
Consultation report RTF

Downloading the strategy

The full strategy and a shorter summary ('Highlights') are available for downloading free of charge, in both PDF and RTF formats. The RTF files exclude illustrations. Please note the PDF files are large; when downloading, please be mindful of each file's size and remember that larger files take longer to download.

The site help page gives further information about these formats, and the website provides tools and information to help make PDF files accessible to users with visual disabilities.

Highlights of The Mayor's Culture Strategy

Culture Strategy highlights PDF (1.69MB)
Culture Strategy highlights RTF text only (53k)

The Mayor's Culture Strategy - London: Cultural Capital

The full strategy (256 pp) is available for downloading free of charge, as one large PDF file or three smaller files:

Full strategy PDF (8.32MB)

It is also available in RTF format, text only:

Full strategy RTF (522Kb)

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