Data and Insight

To strengthen data-driven decision making across South Bank, the BID invests in a number of data sets and sources which reflect the interests and concerns of our levy payers.


The High Streets Data Service and Partnership is a collaborative data sharing partnership between the Mayor of London, London boroughs, and Business Improvement Districts.

Through the BID's membership into the service, the BID and its levy payers have access to a number of different datasets, that cover areas such as footfall, dwell, and spend (provided by Mastercard). These datasets in context begin to demonstrate a comprehensive picture of South Bank's recovery; these datasets will soon be delivered to levy payers on a regular basis, shaped by the particular requests and interests of local businesses.

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Alongside the insights gathered from the High Street Data Partnership, the BID has also invested in a set of 9 footfall monitors along the Queen's Walk.

In 2021, with footfall and resources impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, businesses and landowners across South Bank expressed interest in understanding how footfall was changing throughout the public realm of the area.

Expanding on this, the BID invested in a set of footfall monitors that are placed in key areas along the Queen's Walk, across the different landowners. Using these as a comparative benchmark, the BID was able to tailor delivery on areas such as security and cleaning, by understanding evolving visitor patterns, while also understanding wider resource requirements across the area.


As part of the BID's commitment to achieving Net Zero in South Bank by 2030, the BID has invested in a set of air quality monitors. These are in partnership with Breathe London, and will be part of the Breathe London network, with the data generated accessible to all.

These air quality monitors will provide a vital benchmark for Net Zero activity going forward - the monitors will be live in the Autumn of 2023.

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