Mayor's press releases

Young Londoners take part in silent march to City Hall
22 May 2015

200 pupils from the Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham will head to City Hall tomorrow today, when they take part in a silent march, aimed at raising awareness of a variety of contemporary issues, ranging from bullying to racism to child labour and self-harm to homophobia to terrorism....

Mayor expands Met’s use of number plate cameras to boost crime fighting
22 May 2015

he Mayor, Boris Johnson, has more than doubled the number of high-tech cameras used by the Police (MPS) to help identify criminals and bring them to justice. Around 2,300 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are now in use for policing purposes in London after the MPS were granted...

Mayor lines up Albert Island as the latest development opportunity in the Royal Docks
21 May 2015

The Mayor of London is planning to redevelop Albert Island, a slab of land owned by the Greater London Authority in London’s Royal Docks, where there is the potential to create hundreds of new jobs and build vital new marine facilities.

Mayor publishes guidance for planners on meeting social needs of Londoners
21 May 2015
With London now home to more people than ever before, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has issued detailed planning guidance to ensure the capital has the schools, hospitals, open spaces and places of worship it needs to flourish. 
London Tree Week: Tree Route phone app, National Gallery talks & tours and historic tree walks
20 May 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has confirmed details for this year's London Tree Week, which returns on Saturday 23 May and runs until Sunday 31 May.

Early release tickets out in June for London's New Year's Eve celebrations
20 May 2015

For the second year running, people wanting to watch the Mayor of London's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations will need a ticket, following a successful trial in 2014. To help those coming from far away, or needing to plan ahead, a limited number of tickets are being released on 19 June. The...

Last chance for young London musicians to sign up for one of the country's biggest music events
19 May 2015

With just two weeks to go for entries, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson is urging young London musicians and singers bidding for stardom to enter this year's Gigs busking competition.

Mayor seeks new powers over private hire trade and unsafe pedicabs‎ ‎
15 May 2015
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today pledged to push for new powers to enable him to cap the number of Private Hire Vehicles in the capital.
Mayor's new funding for 'social supermarkets' reducing food poverty and waste
14 May 2015

London boroughs can bid for a share of £300,000 to help create ‘social supermarkets’ that make otherwise unwanted food available cheaply to those on very low incomes

New Deputy Mayor for London Roger Evans visits Waltham Forest and Redbridge schools
13 May 2015

The new Deputy Mayor for London Roger Evans is to visit two schools in north east London to find out more about what they are doing as part of the Healthy Schools London programme. Healthy Schools London is the awards scheme set up and funded by the Mayor of London, which supports and...

London bids to build on 2012 legacy as a friendly city
12 May 2015

'Friendly London', published by City Hall, sets out the work being done by the Mayor's team to maintain the momentum sparked by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. During that historic summer, every effort - from Team London Ambassadors providing a warm welcome to tourists, to increased...

Music and memories in Trafalgar Square and around the capital for VE Day 70 commemorations
6 May 2015

Trafalgar Square, scene of jubilant celebrations marking the end of the Second World War in Europe on 8 May 1945, will play a central part in a host of national events commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day.Decorated with ensigns for each of the Armed Forces and bunting, the iconic square...

Award-winning artist Mark Wallinger hails London's young creative talent
30 April 2015

Award-winning artist Mark Wallinger has praised young Londoners' creativity after judging this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards, organised by the Mayor of London in partnership with Cass Art. The annual art competition, which invites London's primary and secondary schoolchildren to create...

London's 12th St George's Day celebrations bring a feast of fun to Trafalgar Square
20 April 2015

Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a sea of red and white on Saturday 25 April when it hosts colourful celebrations to mark St George's Day – the 12th year festivities have taken place in the historic site in the heart of the capital.

London's new look Vaisakhi festival takes place at City Hall this weekend
10 April 2015

London's Vaisakhi Festival has a new look this weekend, when it moves to City Hall for the first time. Following consultation with the Sikh community, the popular free event is taking place this Saturday 11 April 2015 inside and outside the distinctive riverside building, which is home to the...