Culture Mile BID: Public Realm Survey
The Culture Mile is the fifth and latest business improvement district (BID) in the City of London, launched in April 2023. The Culture Mile BID represents the area stretching from Farringdon in the west to Finsbury Circus in the east.
Brimming with cultural creativity, commercial vibrancy and a strong sense of community, the area is home to globally famed institutions such as the Barbican Centre and the future Museum of London (reopening in 2026), as well as hidden gems including St Bartholomew The Great, London’s oldest surviving church, and some of the last surviving sections of the 2,000 year old wall that once surrounded the City of London.
Through its work, the Culture Mile BID will inject £9m into the local area over the next five years, working in partnership with its levy-paying member businesses as well as the public sector to deliver a range of ambitious projects including major public realm enhancements, agenda-setting green and climate resilience initiatives and high-profile destination marketing campaigns.
To guide future initiatives and tackle urban realm and movement challenges, the Culture Mile BID are conducting a public realm study. The study will draw on and tie together existing strategies, public realm schemes and developments to provide a collective vision for public realm in the Culture Mile area.
As part of this, the BID is keen to hear the opinions of residents, workers and visitors to the area to better understand their opinions and ideas for the area. This short survey will take no more than five minutes to complete and the data collected will be used to help shape the direction of our investment.