Next Steps

Thank you for reading our Guide for Opening, Running and Growing a Cultural or Community Space. The guide has been developed by Counterculture in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Space for Culture team and the London Business Hub. 

The Mayor of London’s Space for Culture team is the root network behind London’s cultural life, nourishing, supporting and stabilising the ecosystems upon which culture and community depend. The team plays a vital role in protecting cultural spaces and preserving London’s identity as a rich and multifaceted ecosystem.

Counterculture provides strategic, business and legal advice to help cultural, educational and creative organisations plan, manage and thrive. 

The London Business Hub is the Mayor’s one-stop shop for businesses packed full of impartial, free advice to help with any issues that you might be facing. The portal also provides access to free business support programmes, webinars and events. 


Get in touch

If you have a question or query about our guide, please email We would love to hear your thoughts on how the guide can be improved or advice from your own experience.


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