Our Borough

Lewisham is a diverse and growing inner London borough. We enjoy proximity to the wider employment and cultural opportunities of the rest of London and the South East, and revel in our own unique and vibrant localities.

Lewisham is a Borough of Sanctuary with a proud history of supporting refugees and migrants. We are committed to openness and promoting a culture of welcome and hospitality to all.

Our people are passionate and engaging, and our distinctive communities take pride in coming together to protect and improve our borough for everyone. We are strengthened by our diversity and the values we hold which enable and empower it.

Lewisham’s unique cultural voice will be showcased across the capital and beyond having been named London Borough of Culture 2021. The prestigious award will see Lewisham receive £1.35 million to stage an ambitious, year-long programme of cultural events celebrating the wealth of creative talent in the borough and delivering lasting social change.

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