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  • London Business Matters December 2020 / January 2021

    December 2020

    New Beginnings

    Installations on a grand scale are more usually the domain of the Tate Modern, but this winter it is Tate Britain, a mile along the Thames, which is capturing the imagination.

  • London Business Matters November 2020

    November 2020

    Time capsule of the pandemic

    A year ago it would have been impossible to imagine – Regent Street empty at 9am on a weekday, Trafalgar Square without a tourist (or even a person) in sight, and City Hall a seemingly-deserted relic against the city’s skyline Wayne Howes sought out these scenes of the capital during the first months of Covid-19 and captured them for a series of eerie but stunning photographs that form his new book, London in Lockdown. 

  • London Business Matters October 2020

    October 2020

    Unique Central London needs a recovery plan

    Central London is unique – as the nation’s capital city, in the value it brings to the whole country, and as the leading global city of talent, culture, commerce and infrastructure. It is also unique in the challenges it faces and the role it must play in the recovery of the national economy.

  • London Business Matters September 2020

    September 2020

    Georgia – new era for trade and investment

    The World Bank recently praised Georgia as a “star reformer” as a result of the Georgian Dream government’s “deep reforms in economic management.

  • London Business Matters July/August 2020

    July 2020

    Looking up after locking down – seeing London’s magnificent architecture with fresh eyes

    After a few years working in building restoration, it’s all too easy to get immersed in the technical minutiae of façade cleans, repainting and masonry repairs. As a result, one of the unexpected consequences as we start to emerge from lockdown has been a renewed sense of perspective – an ability to stand back, look up and appreciate the breathtaking beauty of London’s historical architecture.

  • London Business Matters June 2020

    June 2020

    Lockdown nature notes

    We’ve all seen the images of mountain goats in the streets of Wales (verified) or dolphins in the Venice canals (debunked: the footage originates from Sardinia, although in Venice the water is clearer due to the lack of traffic stirring up silt). But how much do we actually know about the effects of lockdown on our environment?


  • London Business Matters May 2020

    May 2020

    Nightingale opens in record time

    The NHS Nightingale Hospital London was the first of a chain of temporary hospitals set up by NHS England for the coronavirus pandemic.


  • London Business Matters April 2020

    April 2020

    Coronavirus dominates the agenda

    Our front cover depicts the rare sight of a de- serted central London – one that is likely to be the norm for weeks or months to come.

  • London Business Matters March 2020

    March 2020

    London's mayoral race

    Under the banner of Why I should be Mayor of London, the candidates gave short opening statements before being put through their paces by Professor Tony Travers of the LSE, chairman for the night. 

  • London Business Matters February 2020

    February 2020

    Inspiring climate action in the City

    Every evening for five weeks in December and January, City workers and visitors were treated to a free public artwork, which illuminated Bloomberg Arcade with shape-shifting projections to highlight the impact of human-led climate change on planet earth. 

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