Welcome to London – Europe’s global business city

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Discover why London offers you the best chance of international success, with great talent and a huge range of customers.

Join the world’s most successful international companies and expand in London. Take advantage of leading talent and transport links, business-friendly regulation and huge opportunities for growth.

The Global Startup Genome Ecosystem Report 2021 - London infographic.

1. World-class talent

Access a diverse and talented workforce of more than 4 million people, speaking hundreds of languages in a range of specialties. That includes 46,000 tech companies supporting 240,000 jobs in an ecosystem worth an estimated $44bn[1], 800,000 creatives[2] and some of the world’s best professional services partners.

2. First choice for headquarters

Sitting at the nexus of European, Asian and US time zones, the business opportunities in London are extensive, attracting more European HQs than any other city.

One of the strongest regions and cities on the planet is London. It’s highly attractive, and it offers one of the best prospects for business development and innovative thinking. London is the showcase for our work throughout Europe and is paramount in our global strategy.
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3. Business-friendly environment

Enjoy the many advantages that make London the easiest city in Europe in which to do business. Benefit from flexible employment law and low-cost legal structures, entrepreneurs’ visas and capital gains tax relief.

4. Access to customers

A London base gives you access to more than 8 million Londoners. London is Europe’s most accessible city where businesses can use low-cost rail and air links to target global territories.

London's new Elizabeth line, which opened in May 2022, is the latest game-changing addition to the capital's transport network. It significantly reduces journey time between the city's major transport hubs and business centres, including improved connections between Heathrow Airport, London Paddington, the City of London and ExCeL London. The development opens London up to further investment and helps businesses connect with colleagues, clients and customers with greater ease. Elizabeth line infographic thumbnail

5. Investment and innovation

Secure investment and develop new ideas with the help of Research and Development tax credits, the Patent Box scheme and the Enterprise Investment Scheme. Form innovative partnerships across all sectors by joining London’s converging clusters.

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