Mayor's press releases

Mayor confirms hundreds of new homes for long-term private rent in Elephant and Castle
31 October 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, with developers Mace, and Canadian residential and hospitality owner operators Realstar, has confirmed work is to begin on one of the largest long-term rental developments in the capital at Newington Butts in Elephant and Castle, a...
Mayor publishes guidance to make London most accessible city in the world
28 October 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday, October 28) issued detailed planning advice to ensure that London becomes the most accessible city in the world for disabled people.

‘Crossrail 2 vital to support London’s growth’, says Mayor
28 October 2014

•        Further consultation shows continued strong support for Crossrail 2

•        Plans to be submitted to Government for safeguarding to protect a ‘regional’ route

Mayor unleashes power of city data
23 October 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that City Hall is to radically upgrade its data-sharing portal by adding reams of new city data and making it easier for it to be used to make the capital an even better place to live, work and visit.


Town centres to be transformed and second phase of Quietways launched as first major junction upgrade begins
21 October 2014
Further Quietway cycle routes extending the network to every borough and substantial funding set aside for a series of major cycling schemes in outer London were announced today.
Tracking crime in your area – Mayor launches new online dashboard to help Londoners monitor crime locally
21 October 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today (21 October) launched a new online, interactive dashboard, making it easier for Londoners to see what is happening with crime in their area and how well their local police are performing.
Mayor marks major milestone in creation of new Greenwich Peninsula district
17 October 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, today marked a major milestone in the delivery of thousands of new homes for Londoners on one of the capital’s largest regeneration projects, Greenwich Peninsula. 
Mayor hails London's film sector as more features shot in capital than ever before
14 October 2014

• UK film production spend now worth almost £1.1 billion • Over 100 features shot on location in London in 2013, compared to 60 in 2012 • 75 per cent of this production concentrated in and around the capital • 50 crews shooting on the streets of London each day • 18,000 filming days in 2013...

Zandra Rhodes joins Deputy Mayor to call for more women to come forward for breast screening
14 October 2014

• State of the art breast screening unit opens by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Drive to boost screening amongst minority ethnic communities and women on low incomes

FreeSport grants now available
10 October 2014

Sports clubs, youth groups and community organisations from across London can now apply for grants of up to £1,500 to run free sport activities.

Mayor of London calls for better awareness of mental health
10 October 2014

With countries across the globe marking World Mental Health Day, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling for increased awareness of mental ill health, which affects one in four Londoners and costs the capital an estimated £26 billion each year.

Mayor calls for planning exemption to be preserved to protect London’s key business districts
9 October 2014

The Mayor of London is bidding to preserve London’s key business districts by urging the Government to reconsider proposals that could see valuable office space in the capital turned into homes.

Mayor of London calls for investment in International Dementia Research Institute
8 October 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is today supporting the Prime Minister’s efforts to find a cure for dementia and help carers and patients living with the disease by calling for the Government and private sector to come together and fund an International Dementia Research Institute.

London’s Deputy Mayor praises 34 Bromley schools for efforts to keep pupils happy and healthy
7 October 2014

Thirty-four Bromley schools have achieved awards for teaching children about the importance of healthy eating, regular physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing, as part of the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London (HSL) programme.

Children's parade to kick off the Mayor's Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square
7 October 2014

Dressed up as Lord Rama, his wife, Sita, his brother Lakshmana, and their army of devoted monkeys and villagers, children from the local community will take part in a parade - or a Ram Yatra - to launch the Mayor of London's Diwali Festival, which takes in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, 12 October...