Wandsworth 2025: London Borough of Culture bid

Wandsworth Council is leading the whole borough in a bid to win the title of London Borough of Culture 2025.

Our bid will build on the fantastic creativity found throughout the borough, from award-winning cultural organisations to freelance creatives and grassroots community groups.

Wandsworth is home to vibrant neighbourhoods and a thriving arts scene, and we want to showcase our borough’s culture to London and the world.

Throughout this summer and autumn we’re listening to residents, community and voluntary groups, arts organisations, schools, businesses and other groups to help shape our bid.

Get involved by completing our online survey and telling us what you love about Wandsworth. By taking part in the survey you will also be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to Gabrielle and Special Guests at Battersea Park in concert on Monday 28 August, thanks to Enable Leisure.

From dance and music to food and heritage, there are so many ways that we all experience our own culture and other people’s. Let’s do this together!

LISTEN: Cllr Kemi Akinola on Riverside Radio invites Wandsworth residents to get involved with the London Borough of Culture Bid


On Friday 9 June 2023, for the first time in history, we officially announced that we are joining the race to become the London Borough of Culture.

In November 2023 our final bid was submitted to the Mayor of London.

The London Borough of Culture awards will be announced in early 2024.

About London Borough of Culture

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. It puts culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs, illuminating the character and diversity of London’s boroughs and showing culture is for everyone.

Find out more about the London Borough of Culture (GOV.UK).


If you have any questions about our London Borough of Culture bid, email [email protected].