London Tonight has conducted a special investigation into poverty in the capital. London is one of the richest cities in the world, a financial power, a magnet for a moneyed elite.
In stark contrast, there are families, even entire neighbourhoods, facing a daily struggle just to get through the day.
For the first of her reports on poverty, Ria Chatterjee looks at the growth in the number of people dependent on food banks.
If you've been watching this week you'll know we have shown a series of reports on poverty in London.
London may be one of the world's richest cities, but it is also one in which thousands of people live in poverty.