There are over 1.1 million families with children living in London. However, many families don’t have the support they need to thrive, and make the most of the opportunities London has to offer them.
What is your experience of being a parent or grandparent in London? What are the main challenges when bringing up children here? Do you think London is good place for a child to grow up? If not, why not?
Many Londoners and many of you have mentioned that there aren’t enough things for teenagers to do in London. The Mayor has just launched Our London Summer, an interactive map with over 200 activities and programmes aimed at young Londoners. The activities stretch across all boroughs, including the 10 most affected by violent and knife crime.
You can find out what’s happening near you by browsing the map. You’ll find anything from education to sport and technology to art, a number of these activities are funded by the Mayor.
If you know of fun activities for teenagers in London that aren’t currently included, please feel free to suggest and add them by clicking the menu button in the top right corner. Your suggestions, alongside those from boroughs, youth centres, charities and community groups will help make the map a one-stop shop of positive activities all year round!