Mayor's press releases

Katharina Fritsch artwork to be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth
20 June 2013

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Hahn / Cock by German artist Katharina Fritsch will be unveiled on Thursday 25th July in London’s Trafalgar Square. Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme, the 4.7m high sculpture will occupy Trafalgar...

Mayor launches community fund to help create his 100 ‘Pocket Parks’
20 June 2013
As part of the Mayor of London’s drive to create 100 ‘Pocket Parks’ across the capital, local community groups are being invited to come forward and apply for a community grant of up to £20,000. 
Mayor appoints leading expert to help champion London’s health needs
18 June 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has appointed Ruth Carnall to provide expertise on major health issues affecting London.

10 iconic menswear styles Britain gave the world
18 June 2013

Bondage trousers, the bowler hat, brogues, the dandy, the floral shirt and tie, the great coat/riding coat, the three piece suit, the trench coat, tweed and tartan, and wellington boots have all been identified as the ten iconic styles that originated in Britain and have become mainstays in...

'Team Boris' to raise money for Mayor's charities in 100 mile cycle challenge
14 June 2013

The Mayor of London’s charities have announced that they are assembling a high profile team of industry leaders and cycle fanatics who will bid to raise thousands of pounds of sponsorship by taking part in a gruelling one hundred mile cycle challenge through the capital and Surrey this sum

Mayor joined by 'Dragons’ Den' Deborah Meaden as he announces £20,000 winner of 2013 Low Carbon Prize
13 June 2013
The Mayor Boris Johnson was joined this evening by 'Dragon's Den' Deborah Meaden as he presented £20,000 to the winners of this year's Low Carbon Prize, William Hines and Rachel Clemo, both students at UCL. 
Mayor boosts apprenticeships drive with £1.5m fund for small and medium sized businesses
13 June 2013

As part of his continued campaign to boost employment opportunities in the capital the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has allocated £1.5m to help London-based small and medium-sized (SME) businesses take on young people as apprentices.


Mayor unveils his vision for London’s future
11 June 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has outlined his agenda to secure London’s future as the best big city in the world as he presented his vision for the capital’s growth as a key driver of the UK economy at City Hall today.
To mark the publication of his ‘2020 Vision - The Greatest City...

Mayor backs pilot to boost jobs and growth in London’s small food business sector
10 June 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is backing an innovative new programme to support London’s small food businesses, helping to create more jobs in this vibrant sector and regenerate the capital’s high streets.

Mayor announces £1.5bn deal to transform Silvertown Quays into London’s innovation quarter
10 June 2013
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has confirmed a £1.5bn deal with The Silvertown Partnership to transform Silvertown Quays in London’s Royal Docks into a new innovation quarter and destination for global brands, creating over 9,000 new jobs and boosting the UK economy by £6.5bn when
Historic police training centre at Hendon set to be transformed through major regeneration plan
7 June 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today invited developers to submit plans to regenerate 22 hectares at the site of the historic Metropolitan Police Peel Centre training headquarters at Hendon, creating a thriving new neighbourhood with more than 1,650 new homes and releasing capital to...

Mayor announces £40m for transport projects to create jobs and economic growth
7 June 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced details of four projects that are in line to receive a share of a £40million fund allocated for transport schemes which will support regeneration and create jobs.

Mayor launches new ‘makeover fund’ to transform energy use at London schools
5 June 2013
Schools across London could save £32m and cut carbon emissions by more than 125,000 tonnes over the next ten years under a new programme announced by the Mayor, Boris Johnson. 
Team London initiative beats new recruits target
3 June 2013

More than 10,500 extra young Londoners have been able to join uniformed groups like the Girl Guides and Sea Cadets thanks to the success of a major drive by the Mayor of London to recruit 1,000 new adult volunteers. The Mayor provided £1.3m for YOU Matter, which was launched last year, because...

Mayor and swimming stars ‘Make a Splash’ with Camden kids at mobile pool
30 May 2013

• Mayor joins kids and swimming stars at Camden’s Maria Fidelis School during mobile swimming pool session
• More than 19,000 kids taught to swim as part of Mayor’s ‘Make a Splash’ programme