Lewisham's Evening and Night Time Economy

Closed 18 Dec 2018

Opened 30 Oct 2018


Lewisham is a great place to live, and a great place to socialise. We want to build on this success, and support a thriving and inclusive evening and night time economy.

Following the launch of the Mayor of London’s Vison for a 24 hour London, we are developing our own night time economy strategy for Lewisham.

A successful evening and night time economy should cater for a range of interests including eating and drinking, cultural and leisure activities, shopping and socialising.

An evening and night time economy should be inclusive of all members of the community, regardless of income, age, sex, race, religion, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy & maternity, or disability.

There are a number of factors which a play role in achieving this, including transport and community safety services which are vital to ensuring people can enjoy their evenings freely, and can get to and from home easily & safely.

In addition, a successful night time economy can be a significant source of jobs and income, and can attract visitors and tourism, benefitting the local economy.

Why your views matter

We are in the early stages of this work, and we want to hear from residents, businesses, employees and visitors to help develop a shared vision for Lewisham’s evening and night time economy strategy.

The consultation seeks to first establish what the current evening and night time economy looks like, and what you want to see more of and less of.

At the end of the consultation, there are some specific questions for businesses and their employees to ask what they currently offer in the night time economy and obtain their views on what they think would enhance Lewisham’s offer at night for local businesses.

The views obtained through this consultation will help to shape the development of the vision for the night time economy strategy, which will in turn lead to the development of an action plan to deliver this vision. 

What happens next

The council will now use the information you have provided in developing the vision for Lewisham’s evening and night time economy strategy. When the strategy has been agreed, it will be published on the council website.


  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents
  • Businesses
  • Visitors
  • Children and young people


  • Sport and leisure
  • Arts and culture
  • Regeneration
  • Transport and traffic
  • Business and local economy
  • Equality and diversity