Healthy London Hackathon – FAQs

The Healthy London Hackathon will be held for young people aged 14-17 on Saturday 28 January at City Hall in London.

It aims to give young Londoners the chance to have their say as part of London’s Great Weight Debate on childhood obesity. We want to hear what young people think could be done to make London a healthier place.

What is a hackathon?

It’s a fun and creative ideas marathon. Hackathons are about getting people from all sorts of backgrounds to work together to come up with creative solutions to tricky challenges.

How does it work?

The challenge is to find new, creative and exciting ways to make it easier for young people and families to eat well and move more in London. The event is all about what can happen when a group of energetic, motivated young people get together to create positive suggestions for lasting change.

Do I need to know anything about health?

No experience is necessary and there’s no homework beforehand. If you get a place you just turn up on the day!

What happens when I register my interest?

You will be emailed confirmation that we have received your expression of interest and directed to more information. We ask that you check you are available on Saturday 28 January before registering your interest.

How will you decide who gets a place?

We have places for up to 80 young people. We want to ensure we have people from different areas of London with mixed backgrounds, skills, ages and experiences.

Where is City Hall?

City Hall is in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority, which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

You can plan your journey to City Hall on the TfL website: tfl.gov.uk

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