London Markets

Direct access to London’s £220 billion economy

The Thames Gateway is right on the doorstep of one of the world’s most commercially vibrant cities, with an enormous diversity of people, markets and opportunities for your business

It provides direct access to London’s thriving economy, valued at £220 billion, and predicted to grow at a faster rate than New York and Paris.

London is Europe’s principal finance and business centre, and provides the perfect investment opportunities for businesses in the Thames Gateway with direct access to venture capitalists, specialist investors and the huge financial markets of Canary Wharf and the City nearby. The favourable rate of corporation tax at 28% provides an added financial incentive.

London is also regarded as one of the most open, exciting and culturally diverse places to live and work with 1 in 4 residents born outside the UK, and over 300 languages spoken. With a culture that is known to embrace new ideas, products and services, being this connected to London makes the Thames Gateway the ideal location to test, launch and grow new business ventures.

And the market opportunity is not confined to London alone. The Thames Gateway is at the centre of an even bigger economy – the Great South East – a super region with an annual GDP of £452 billion a year. It attracts 60% of all UK private research and development investment, and 70% of all venture capital investment in the UK, creating a thriving and constantly evolving culture of business development.

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