It was great to have our data featured in The Guardian recently discussing how eerily empty the City of London has been.
Although seeing London looking so empty and quiet feels quite melancholic, we found that actually, almost half (45%) of City workers said they want to continue working from home after the pandemic, as it has improved their work-life balance. We also found that more than half (57%) of London workers said they did not want to return to full-time office working in future.
For those workers who do want to return to their desks, for at least part of the week, the City had planned a celebration in the spring to welcome people – and their spending power – back to the area’s offices, bars, restaurants and shops. That will have to be put on hold for now, but at the City of London Corporation there is confidence that the City will emerge from the pandemic shaken, but not shattered.
Read more about how the City of London has been affected by the pandemic here: The Guardian – The City of London is still eerily empty