Inequality in London

Inequality in London regularly hits the newspaper headlines. Stories of £100m houses with basement swimming pools compete for readers’ attention with reports of oversubscribed food banks, contributing to the widely held view that London is one of the most unequal cities in the world. But is the rhetoric borne out by evidence?

About the project

This project paints a more nuanced picture of how the distribution of income and wealth have shifted in London.

It explores the dynamics driving this process and how they are changing both the way that Londoners live and the way in which the city functions.

We will tell a 25-year story about the changing prosperity of households in London and how London’s economic geography was transformed.

For more information about this project contact

Nicolas Bosetti |