London Borough of Culture winners announced for 2021 and 2023

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that Lewisham has been awarded the title of London Borough of Culture for 2021 with Croydon winning the accolade for 2023.

Both boroughs will be awarded £1.35m funding to deliver a year-long programme of activities that will place culture at the heart of their communities and celebrate the unique character of local people and places.

Lewisham's bid, Cultural Activism, sets out plans to inspire local people to take action on climate change, while Croydon's bid, This is Croydon, has sustainability at its heart.

The London Borough of Brent is the 2020 London Borough of Culture. More information on events taking place throughout the year can be found here.