Mayor's press releases

City Hall marks centenary of First World War
1 August 2014

City Hall is marking the First World War centenary with a new photographic exhibition that offers a powerful reminder of the human cost of war and the impact it had on the lives of Londoners. City Hall is also supporting 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, a beam of light co-commissioned...

Young Londoners bid to be named entrepreneurs of the year
1 August 2014

100 young Londoners are bidding to be named young entrepreneurs of the year in the Inspiresme Week 2014 final, a challenging Dragons' Den style competition that takes place at City Hall today. Aged 16-18, teams of students from seven London schools and Newham youth charity XLP have spent the...

Mayor of London attends 70th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising
1 August 2014

The Mayor is in the Polish capital Warsaw today to attend commemorative events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. This was a pivotal event in Poland's history, which saw the underground army rise up against Warsaw's Nazi occupiers, but ultimately be defeated after 63 days of...

Mayor Boris Johnson joins June Whitfield for visit to South East Cancer Centre
31 July 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley on Thursday 31 July, where he met with people using the services and volunteers and staff.
Mayor of London launches UK’s first compulsory sobriety ‘tag’ scheme for binge drinkers
31 July 2014

The Mayor of London today (31 July) launched the first scheme in the UK that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags. The mandatory round the clock tag monitors alcohol perspiration in an offender.

Mayor of London issues stark wake-up call on capital’s infrastructure requirements
30 July 2014

London is set to exceed its record level of population within months and risks losing its position among the world’s elite cities unless a major programme of infrastructure investment is put in place to allow the capital to continue to operate efficiently and successfully.

Mayor calls on EU and Government to do more to help improve air quality
29 July 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will today call on the Government and European Commission to match London’s ambitious plans to tackle air quality and do their bit to help London meet EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions by 2020, rather than 2030. 
London celebrates end of Ramadan with free Eid Festival in Trafalgar Square
28 July 2014

Thousands of people will head to Trafalgar Square this Saturday (2nd August) for the annual Eid Festival, organised by the Mayor of London, in celebration of the end of Ramadan.

City Hall hosts roundtable for Eastern European community
25 July 2014

The Deputy Mayor of London, Victoria Borwick, today met with representatives from the Eastern European community living in the capital, at a roundtable in City Hall.

Heathrow admit expanded airport may not improve regional connectivity
25 July 2014

Heathrow bosses have made the startling admission that even if the airport was to be expanded it would give no guarantee of improving regional connectivity.


Volunteering legacy continues two years on from the London 2012 Games
25 July 2014

• More Team London Ambassadors to provide warm welcome to capital's visitors this summer
• Team London volunteers give one million hours since 2011
• Spirit of 2012 Trust invests £450,000 to expand Team London Young Ambassadors programme

Mayor of London announces £1m investment in FreeSport programme
24 July 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced (July 24) a new partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain to give tens of thousands of Londoners the chance to try new sports and activities.


Mayor announces developer to build Royal Docks ‘floating village’
23 July 2014
Plans to build Britain’s first ‘floating village’ at London’s Royal Docks moved a step closer today after the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, revealed that Carillion Igloo Genesis had won the competition to design and build it.
Mayor welcomes home in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for 9/11 artwork
23 July 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has tonight welcomed a decision by London Legacy Development Corporation planning decisions committee to approve a location for 'After 9/11’, a public artwork made from World Trade Centre steel recovered from Ground Zero and comm...

Mayor announces London’s first strategy to tackle business crime
23 July 2014

• England's first Business Crime Resilience Centre to protect SMEs from fraud
• Mayor of London to convene an annual Business Crime Summit