Night Time Strategy

We have developed a first draft Night Time Strategy for the borough to help understand how we can make the night time (everything between 6pm and 6am) a better experience for everyone living, working, and visiting the borough.

We want to make sure Wandsworth continues to be an attractive place for people to spend time at night, as a destination for socialising, arts and culture, work, sport, and eating and drinking. 

Watch our short video on working in Wandsworth at night:

About the strategy

The Night Time Strategy is a document that looks at issues like conditions for night workers as well as the economic and cultural development of night time activities. It includes ways we can plan for safety, design, lighting, and transport at night.

Your feedback will be used to shape the recommendations and support for our town and local centres to ensure they are vibrant, resilient, and safe, and help businesses to continue to recover from the pandemic and beyond.

Why are we doing this?

From celebration and entertainment, work and rest, travel, safety, and enjoyment of public spaces, the night time is a place for many things that cover all parts of life.

Whilst night life is an integral part of London as a city, our purpose for this Strategy is much wider. We want to understand the intricacies of the night time as it changes and identify services that could be provided or improved. In terms of opening times, this might include a broad range of businesses who could benefit from extended hours, such as shops, restaurants, and laundrettes.

We also want to make places where people feel vulnerable safer, improving them to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has recommended all boroughs produce visions for their night times, for more information read the GLA’s guidance.

What we have done so far

Working with the GLA, we have been collecting data for almost two years on how our town centres and high streets are performing at night.

Between January and May 2022, we held a Night Time, Our Time consultation to hear your views on the night time. Read the consultation report to find out more about this consultation, our methods and a summary of the feedback we received. 

From September 2022 to February 2023, we held a follow-up consultation where we asked you to provide comments on specific places on an Ideas Map to show us where and what type of improvements or interventions were needed. This included our businesses, streets, parks and buildings, to create a better night time experience for everyone living, visiting or working in the borough. These findings have informed this first draft Night Time Strategy, a document that sets out a vision and recommendations for Wandsworth at night. The results of this consultation will be made public shortly.

As part of the building an evidence base, we have created a business opening hours map to understand how active our town centres are and how many businesses operate late into the night. 

How to get involved

Our first draft Night Time Strategy is ready and we want to hear your views!

Join us in developing this Night Time Strategy by sharing your recommendations or leaving your feedback on our quick survey. You will be able to choose specific interests such as safety, night workers or public transport and tell us whether we have got it right on particular issues.  

Have your say  

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Project timeline
Action Date

Evidence gathering and engagement activities

January 2022 to February 2023

First draft Night Time Strategy is produced

February 2023

Public consultation on draft strategy

March to May 2023

Final Night Time Strategy approved

Summer 2023

Watch our short video on playing in Wandsworth at night: