In 2012 the UK’s creative industries contributed £71.4bn in added value to the UK economy – a staggering £8m an hour (7) of which London generated 30% (£21.4bn GVA) (8). Creative industries in London employed over half a million people in 2013, accounting for one in every nine jobs in the creative industries (9).

London’s creative sector encompasses a full spectrum of disciplines, including VFX, film and TV production, arts and theatre, mobile technology and gaming. London is also the European headquarters of choice for the world’s leading advertising and digital agencies.

London is a creative investment powerhouse

FDI data for companies investing in the creative industries cluster between January 2010 and January 2015.

Top 10 European investment hubs

Source: fDi Markets. fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times Ltd.