Capco is a proud investor and innovator in the capital and an ambitious champion of London as the defining world city. Across centuries, the greatest cities have thrived on the powerful marriage of commerce and culture, human enterprise and accomplishment. The arts are a barometer for commercial and civic success.

Capco is a proud investor and innovator in the capital and an ambitious champion of London as the defining world city.

Across centuries, the greatest cities have thrived on the powerful marriage of commerce and culture, human enterprise and accomplishment. The arts are a barometer for commercial and civic success.

This fourth edition of London Essays explores culture as an essential component of an urban system. At Capco, we believe that ‘people make places’ and that every flourishing place requires a flourishing cultural base, inclusive of all.

Nowhere is this more evident than in our great estate of Covent Garden. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary of stewardship, we continue to place culture front and centre of the district’s magnetic appeal. A decade of collaboration with world-renowned artists including Damien Hirst, Alex Chinneck and Jeff Koons is matched with an exciting restaurant scene that has set new global standards.

In our other great estate at Earls Court, we are creating dynamic cultural dimensions for every part of the community. These will bind Earls Court even closer with its neighbours in Kensington and Chelsea, whose own cultural districts boast some of London’s most acclaimed institutions – world-leading museums and centres of art, design and education.

It is no accident that London is the city in which they – and we – all thrive.