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IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year22,8282018Time OutScaled up from weekly figures
Public libraries3522016Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Other museums1792018Greater London Authority
National museums13 2017DCMS
Major concert halls10 2018Visit LondonWigmore Hall / Barbican / Royal Festival Hall / Royal Albert Hall / Cadogan Hall / Queen Elizabeth Hall / St John's Smith Square / English National Opera (Coliseum) / Royal Opera House - concert hall / Fairfield Halls
Number of live music venues1,056 2018Greater London AuthorityLondon Music Facilities Map
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year32,0322018Visit LondonScaled up from weekly figures
Theatres2702018Greater London Authority
% of public green space (parks and gardens)33.0%2015Greenspace Information for Greater London
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites20,5572017Historic England
UNESCO World Heritage Sites42018UNESCO
Number of book titles published in the country in a year173,000 2016International Publishers
Number of dance performances per year2,2362018Time Out Scaled up from weekly figures
Art galleries4782018Greater London Authority
Specialist private cultural HE establishments422015BIS
Number of students enrolled in specialist Art & Design public institutions34,9202010HESA (2011)
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities15,7452010HESA (2011)
Number of non-professional dance schools2362018Yell
Cinemas1632017British Film Institute
Cinema screens9112017British Film Institute
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population10.12017British Film Institute
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year8212016British Film Institute
Number of foreign films given theatrical release in the country in a year3682016British Film Institute
Film festivals532017Film London
Bookshops360 2015Booksellers Association
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population4.32015Booksellers Association
Number of bars3,615 2016Office for National Statistics
Number of bars per 100,000 population40.02016Office for National Statistics
Number of restaurants18,1102015Office for National Statistics
Number of Michelin star restaurants722018Michelin Guide
Number of markets2802017Mayor Office
Festivals and celebrations1972017Visit London
Number of international students studying in the city105,8702017Higher Education Statistics Agency
Number of video games arcades442018Yell
Museums/galleries attendance - % working age population attending at least once a year61.0%2016Taking Part Survey
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries25,960,6482017Visit England
Average daily number of visits to top 5 art exhibitions4,7102015The Art Newspaper
Number of admissions at all theatres per year15,094,573 2017Society of London Theatre (SOLT)SOLT members only
Total value of theatre ticket sales at all theatres per year - $m (ppp)$1,002 2017Society of London Theatre (SOLT)SOLT members only
Number of cinema admissions per year40,642,0002017British Film Institute
Number of admissions at main film festival208,900 2017British Film Institute
Total value of cinema ticket sales per year -$ (ppp)$1,057,900,034 2017British Film Institute
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival1,500,0002017Metropolitan policeNotting Hill Carnival
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival as % of city population16.7%2017Metropolitan policeNotting Hill Carnival
Number of international tourists per year19,828,0002017Office for National Statistics
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population220.2%2017Office for National Statistics
Geographical area size, sq. km1,572 2018Greater London Authority
Total population number9,006,3522018Greater London Authority
% of total national country population living in the city16.0%2018Greater London Authority
Working age population595,9742016Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Number of households3,715,0002018Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Foreign born population %38.0%2018Office for National Statistics
Education level-% with degree level or higher56.0%2017Office for National Statisticsworking age (21-64 years)
Average income per capita per year (ppp)$38,537 2017Office for National Statistics
Creative industries employment %12.0%2016Greater London Authority
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls339 2015Yell
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population3.92016Department for Digital; Culture; Media & Sport
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)25.82017The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Total number of museums1922017Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport / Greater London Authority
Specialist public cultural HE establishments112017Higher Education Statistics Agency
Number of restaurants per 100,000 population201.12015Office for National Statistics
Number of performing arts/dance rehearsal spaces862018Greater London Authority
Community centres2342018All in London