Mayor's press releases

London set for another world-beating year of major events
27 January 2014

On the eve of London's renowned and hugely popular Chinese New Year celebrations – amongst the biggest outside China - the Mayor Boris Johnson today announced that 2014 will be another world-beating year for major events in the capital.

Mayor funds people’s workshop in Walthamstow
22 January 2014

London’s Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, Kit Malthouse, will help to open an innovative new workspace in Walthamstow today (22 January).

Mayor on a mission to persuade global business to invest in London
22 January 2014

The Mayor of London will head for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland today (22 January) where he will urge the world’s wealthiest business leaders to open their cheque books and invest in London's future, as he seeks to drive jobs and growth in the capital.

Action on mental health could help save London up to £26 billion a year
22 January 2014

The scale of mental ill health in London is costing the capital around £26 billion a year, a new report commissioned by the Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed today. In any given year, an estimated one in four Londoners will experience a diagnosable mental health condition. A third of these will...

Mayor to consider plans to build homes at Mount Pleasant
21 January 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has agreed to step in and speed up a planning application that could lead to the construction of almost 700 much-needed homes on the site of the iconic Mount Pleasant postal sorting office.

Mayor urges pensioners not to miss out on Pension Credit
21 January 2014

180,000 older Londoners could be living in poverty
42,000 carers also missing out on crucial benefits
Mayor urges them to claim what they are entitled to

Mayor to meet with Barnet and Camden communities at City Hall
20 January 2014

At his first community reception of 2014, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will meet with people living and working in Barnet and Camden.

Police water cannon in London- have your say
17 January 2014

Londoners will have the opportunity to give their views to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on the use of water cannon in the capital. The Mayor is asking Londoners their views on whether the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) should have water cannon available to use.

Mayor invites Londoners to help create one of his 100 ‘pocket parks’ in their area
17 January 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, is calling on volunteers and community groups to apply for grants of up to £20,000 each to help transform more of London’s unloved spaces into ‘Pocket Parks’ – tennis court sized green retreats for local neighbourhoods to enjoy.
Mayor supports skate park rethink
15 January 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today (Wednesday, January 15) indicated that he supports plans to redevelop the Southbank Centre – but only if the skate park which is based in the building’s undercroft is retained.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park springs into action
15 January 2014

From 5 April 2014 people will be able to explore more of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the newly landscaped south of the Park opens to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tens of thousands of new homes and jobs to be created through updated London Plan
15 January 2014

Plan to deliver tens of thousands of new homes and jobs in the capital through the creation of new opportunity areas have been announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (Wednesday, January 15).

Your Police, Your Neighbourhood
14 January 2014

Londoners are being encouraged to come and discuss crime and policing in their local area at a series of borough roadshow events, starting tonight in Merton.

Mayor of London and Mayor of Paris share cycling expertise
10 January 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, agreed to share expertise on improving cycling in their cities during a meeting at City Hall yesterday (Thursday 9th January).

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to help London become digital world leader
8 January 2014

Ambitious plans to transform Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into one of the world’s leading digital environments have been unveiled today by the Mayor of London.