Wandsworth has today (Monday, March 11) been announced as the next London Borough of Culture for 2025.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed that the south-west borough won the title and would receive £1.35 million to prepare for its year of culture.

Alongside Wandsworth's win, Khan also announced that the north London borough of Haringey has been named the Borough of Culture for 2027, also receiving £1.35 million.

Previous winners of the esteemed title included the likes of Waltham Forest, Croydon and Lewisham.

Mayor of London confirms next London Boroughs of Culture

Announcing the winners, Mr Khan shared: "And the London Borough of Culture 2025 and 2027 winners are… Wandsworth - London Borough of Culture 2025 Haringey - London Borough of Culture 2027.

"Huge congratulations to them both—very well deserved. Culture truly can empower communities and transform lives."

Alongside Wandsworth's and Haringey's win, three fellow boroughs have been named the Mayor's Cultural Impact Award winners.

Barnet, Merton and Greenwich were all awarded up to £200,000 to help produce smaller projects.

Discussing the award, the Mayor of London said: "We’ve seen the difference that it’s made in winning boroughs Waltham Forest, Brent, Lewisham and Croydon, and I’m excited to see Wandsworth and Haringey’s fantastic ideas come to life as we build a better London for all.”  

Wandsworth's winning plans included a Strictly Come Dancing-inspired event, seeing a concert of dance in aid to celebrate 50 years of music.

Council leader for Wandsworth, Simon Hogg said: "As a result of the Mayor’s funding, we’re going to deliver a year to remember – using the power of culture to transform lives, connect people and improve wellbeing, never more important than now.”

Meanwhile, 2027 winners Haringey's will use the extra funding to celebrate the borough's working-class history involving a free family festival.

Haringey's council leader Peray Ahmet said: "We look forward to welcoming London and the world to Haringey and delivering a year of culture which resonates with all of our diverse communities.”