Mayor's press releases

Mayor of London's statement for New Year's Eve
30 December 2013

In his New Year message, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: 'We are saying goodbye to 2013, which was another exciting and memorable year for our city and the whole of the country.

Mayor’s budget to protect hardworking Londoners
20 December 2013


Hard- pressed Londoners will benefit from safer streets, investment in transport infrastructure and more affordable housing in the capital next year, along with a cut in the Mayor of London’s share of the council tax, in budget proposals outlined today.

Statement: Apollo Theatre
20 December 2013

Mayor's statement following building incident at the Apollo Theatre on 19 December 2013

Mayor approves plans to build free school in Bermondsey
19 December 2013

Plans to construct a free school in an area of Bermondsey with a chronic shortage of school places have been approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Thursday, December 19).


Mayor hails new police camera technology to tackle crime in Sutton
19 December 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson joined a town centre policing team today (Thursday 19th December) to see first-hand how body cameras can help officers on the beat fight crime. 

Mayor approves construction of 335 homes at Elephant and Castle
19 December 2013

Plans to build 335 new homes including 65 shared ownership flats at Elephant and Castle have been approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (Thursday, December 19).

Sixty miles of backstreet cycle routes in new “Central London Grid”
19 December 2013

The seven Central London boroughs, the City of London, the Royal Parks, the Canal & River Trust and Transport for London (TfL) today publish for public comment their draft cycle network for Central London, the “Central London Grid.”

Mayor welcomes news that inner estuary hub airport will be taken forward
17 December 2013

The Mayor of London has welcomed news that the Davies Commission have decided to take forward an inner estuary hub airport to provide much needed new aviation capacity for the UK.

Sports stadium could be catalyst for transformation of Old Oak Common
13 December 2013

A new 40,000 seat sports stadium could be a catalyst for the long-term transformation of Old Oak Common, helping to create tens of thousands of new homes and jobs, according to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Blueprint for a revitalised Southall
11 December 2013

A blueprint for a revitalised Southall that maximises the enormous potential of Crossrail has been launched by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Ealing Council today (Wednesday, December 11).

Mayor announces delivery timetable for improved cycling infrastructure
9 December 2013
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today set out the delivery timetable for the commitments in his Vision for Cycling during a keynote speech on cycle safety in the capital.
Vodafone joins forces with Mayor for world's first multi-sensory fireworks display
9 December 2013

• New partnership sees Vodafone teaming up with Mayor and working with food scientists Bompas & Parr to bring a world first to London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations
• Free Vodafone augmented reality smartphone app to bring the experience of the fireworks to millions of people, wherever...

Mayor gets London businesses super-connected
7 December 2013

The Mayor of London is encouraging small businesses in the capital to take advantage of a new multimillion pound scheme to provide them with high speed broadband. Businesses can apply for a voucher worth up to £3,000 to help them with the set up cost of high speed internet connections.

Mayor of London's tribute to Nelson Mandela
6 December 2013

In response to the death of Nelson Mandela, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said:

Top institutions drive to improve accessibility for country's 12m disabled people
4 December 2013

Improving accessibility for the country’s 12million disabled people should become a requirement of all built environment courses at universities and colleges, six leading professional institutions have announced.