About Us

The Whitehall BID is a Business Improvement District (BID) covering one of the most globally significant political locations.

Flanked by the Palace of Westminster and Trafalgar Square, this special part of London has been home to our most powerful institutions since the 11th Century. From the Cenotaph to Horse Guards Parade, from the Cabinet Office to Downing Street, Whitehall has become a national symbol of history and politics, epitomising the UK’s status on the world stage.

The foundations of Whitehall BID

Street signs for Downing Street and Whitehall

In February 2021, The Whitehall BID was formed after 95% of levy paying businesses voted ‘yes’ at the ballot with a 69% turnout, firmly endorsing the creation of a new BID in Whitehall to provide the local business community with a strong voice to drive change, innovation and stimulate additional investment into the area.

Local businesses in the Whitehall BID voted overwhelmingly in favour of renewing the Whitehall Business Improvement District (BID) for a second consecutive term in March 2023.


voted ‘yes’

at the ballot (93% by rateable value), setting a strong mandate for the BID to continue to deliver its ambitious strategic and operational improvements of the area.

The area is a key tourist destination which offers a variety of historic and cultural assets. The BID aims to ensure Whitehall remains a world-renowned business and visitor destination, through catalysing the revitalisation of the area, enhancing its unrivalled status in London, and developing the experience of working, living, doing business and visiting the area.

Download our 2023-2028 BID Proposal here.