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What will your generation's legacy be?

Join London175

London175 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across London to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?" Because after all, you are the generation who will shape London ahead.

In 1850's London congestion had reached a crisis point. A radical solution was needed and in 1865 the world's first underground railway opened. It was an immediate success and what would become London Underground went on to transform the lives of Londoners for the better.

Today’s young Londoners will be the city’s leaders when the Underground celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2038. We are inviting you to step forward and tackle some of the challenges London is facing today. Can you match the ambition of London’s leaders back in 1863 and create your generation’s legacy for London?  London175 is your opportunity to come together with a diverse group of your peers, connect with established leaders across the city, generate game-changing ideas to address a real challenge for London and build the skills you need to become an innovative, resilient leader.

London175 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.

By doing London175 you will:

  • Learn skills and tools to practice leadership in your own context including team building, problem solving and communication
  • Build connections with your peers and established leaders from across London
  • Earn a micro-credential

If you're a young leader aged 18-25 from London, register your interest for this free online programme here!

Dr Anne Bamford OBE, Strategic Education and Skills Director City of London Corporation

"We are delighted to be able to be involved in the Legacy Programme in London. Providing young people with the fusion skills they need to flourish is at the heart of boosting social mobility and generating diverse talent and leadership in the community. The programme is transformational for the people who take part and we want as many young people as possible to be able to use their skills to address important challenges."

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Why take part?

London175 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation's legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing London.

What happens on London175?

You'll join a group of c100 young people in London to tackle a pressing challenge your city faces. This year's challenge is: "How do we act together to transform London into a cleaner, greener place for all by 2038?

You’ll come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and present them to leaders in London.

London175 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with circa 30 established leaders from across London, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes - the next generation.





Dates? Dates TBC

Who can apply? Young leaders aged 18-25.

How much does it cost? London175 is free.

Application Process

The application process for London175 involves answering a question which reflects your passion for leadership and your city. The question can be answered by whichever means feels most comfortable to you, be it written, video submission, a piece of artwork, song or photograph – however you best feel you can express your desire to take responsibility for the legacy of London.

Michael Osbaldeston, Special Adviser & Skills Ambassador, City & Guilds Foundation

"City & Guilds is delighted to join with the City of London and our fellow sponsors to offer this opportunity to young people in London. The aspiration to bring together a clearly diverse group is particularly exciting both in terms of what the participants will share with each other and in what they will take away. City & Guilds is all about helping people develop the skills that will enable them to access sustainable employment, and leadership is at the heart of what every organization needs. By focusing on the green agenda, we believe that this group will make a real impact on the future of London and be powerful and inspiring advocates for their generation."

Volunteer for London175

We are looking for leaders from all backgrounds to contribute to London175 – sharing their insight and, in the process, seeing their city or country through the eyes of the next generation. We need speakers, panellists, mentors and immersion hosts. If you want to be a contributor, sign up below.