Mayor's press releases

Five month search almost over as 18 acts compete for top honours in UK's biggest street music competition
3 September 2014

Event: Gigs Big Busk Grand Final
Venue: Westfield Stratford (The Gallery, Ground Floor), London E20 1EJ
Date: Sunday 7 September 2014, 12pm-6pm

Mayor unveils his 18-mile “Crossrail for the bike”
3 September 2014

Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways were unveiled today, the centrepiece of the Mayor’s £913 million commitment to get more Londoners on their bikes.

New Scotland Yard goes on the market as part of Mayor's plans to boost investment in frontline policing
2 September 2014

•    Outdated HQ goes on the market for £250m in biggest shake up of Met estate in over half a century
•    Proceeds will be reinvested in cutting-edge mobile technology for frontline staff, modern buildings and more officers on the street

Mayor vows to continue the fight as Airports Commission turns its back on the future
2 September 2014
The Mayor of London has told the Airports Commission that their failure to take forward the only credible option for aviation expansion means their work will become increasingly irrelevant, as he cannot conceive of any possible scenario in which a...
Mayor expands work to make thousands of London’s buildings more energy efficient
29 August 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced a further investment of almost £12m to expand his programme to retrofit buildings across the capital, making them more energy efficient, reducing carbon emissions, creating hundreds of jobs and saving...
Live music and new artistic commissions to be part of National Paralympic Day celebrations in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
29 August 2014

Liberty, UK's groundbreaking showcase of Deaf and disabled artists, returns as cultural centrepiece of National Paralympic Day celebrations

Mayor’s £100,000 boost for volunteering in local communities
28 August 2014
A city farm and a community café are among 10 inspirational projects to win Mayoral funding to increase volunteering opportunities for young people and the wider community across London. 
New figures reveal an Estuary airport would provide thousands more jobs than any other option as local businesses confirm their support
26 August 2014

New figures released today (26 August) indicate that having a new airport in the Thames Estuary would support 336,000 jobs around the country in 2050, around a third more than an expanded Heathrow and more than five times as many jobs as an expanded Gatwick airport would provide.

Funding confirmed to address growing shortage of construction skills
18 August 2014

Two million pounds of funding has been committed to a new programme that will address an increasing shortage of construction skills in the capital by providing training, work placements and the support to help 500 unemployed construction workers get back into work.


Mayor’s new scheme to tackle old, polluting construction machinery & boost air quality
14 August 2014
London is first city in the world to require construction equipment to meet standards for both particulates (PM10) and nitro...
Mayor welcomes chief executive for London Sport – a new body to lead the delivery of grassroots sports
12 August 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today welcomed the appointment of Peter Fitzboydon as Chief Executive Officer of ‘London Sport’ – a new organisation to lead the delivery of grassroots sport in London.

Mayor delivers £195m Decent Home repair & retrofit boost for affordable housing
11 August 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has announced a major funding boost to help improve affordable homes in poor condition and support energy-saving works to thousands of homes across London. 
Mayor puts finishing touches to one of his 100 ‘pocket parks’ in Hackney
7 August 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined local volunteers to apply the finishing touches to one of his 100 ‘pocket parks’ today, 7th August, at a former car breaker’s yard in Hackney. 
Mayor of London focuses on a win-win future for London, the UK and Europe
6 August 2014
The Mayor of London has told an audience of leading business and financial experts in the City of London today (6 August) that the European Union is suffering from a crisis of economic underperformance and a collapse of political trust.
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...