Tower Bridge lights up red and green to celebrate London’s Bangladeshi community

Tower Bridge was on Thursday (December 16th) bathed in the colours of Bangladesh’s flag to celebrate the contribution of the Bangladeshi community to London and the City, and mark 50 years of the country’s independence.

London is home to a large Bangladeshi population, with the first migrants arriving as early as the seventeenth century.

There is a thriving community within the City, and its neighbouring borough of Tower Hamlets is home to the largest Bangladeshi population in the UK.

The Bangladeshi community have made a major contribution to the UK in many areas including commerce, politics, art, culture and food.

There are currently five Bangladeshi MPs and many examples of important contributions to the media and business worlds, and numerous well-known artists and writers.

City of London Corporation Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness said:

The Square Mile is all about bringing communities together and celebrating our amazing spirit and diversity. This helps make us so special.

“Our status as a leading global financial centre hinges on our shared values of diversity and inclusion. We are proud to support our Bangladeshi community.”


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