Mayor's press releases

Industry gets behind talented young musicians as first ever 'London Music Awards' sells out!
12 May 2014

MAYOR'S MUSIC FUND: The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is to host a glittering celebration of musical talent, when the inaugural London Music Awards take place at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 11 June. With performers including Soul II Soul, the event will be an important fundraiser for the Mayor'...

Mayor champions healthier workplaces through City Hall get fit challenge
8 May 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is leading a call for workplaces to help employees get fitter and healthier by personally signing up to a new City Hall health challenge. The Greater London Authority is encouraging staff to get involved in an eight-week 'get fit for summer' promotion, which...

Join the Mayor's Vaisakhi celebrations in Trafalgar Square
1 May 2014

Londoners are invited to the Mayor's Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 4 May, celebrating the holiest day in the Sikh calendar. The free event is open to everyone and there will be something for all the family to enjoy, with a strong line-up of main stage performances, including...

The Culture Diary launches today
28 April 2014

The Culture Diary is the essential, free tool for organisers of UK cultural events at home and abroad

Pupils’ knowledge to be tested in London-wide competition
25 April 2014

What name did the Romans give to the city we now call London? How many Underground stations can you name that begin with the letter ’w’?

Mayor to become London’s smallest electricity supplier
25 April 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has taken the next step to becoming London’s smallest electricity supplier, allowing him to buy power from small generators at a better rate and sell it on to other public bodies, boosting the low carbon economy, and helping to secure London’s future energ
London Advances to Finals in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition to Create Innovative Solutions to Urban Challenges
23 April 2014

Published on behalf of Bloomberg Philanthropies:

London Advances to Finals in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition to Create Innovative Solutions to Urban Challenges

Come join the Mayor’s Feast of St George celebrations in Trafalgar Square
16 April 2014

The Mayor of London is inviting Londoners and tourists alike to come and sample the very best in English food and old fashioned fun at this year’s Feast of St George celebration in Trafalgar Square.

New policing ethics panel launches to examine key issues of concern to Londoners
11 April 2014

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, chair of a new ethics panel for London, has announced the first set of issues that the panel will examine, including the deployment practice for water cannon, undercover policing tactics, and the use of stop and search.  

London Mayor outlines ambitions to provide burglary-busting ‘liquid’ to more than 440,000 homes
11 April 2014
  • Metropolitan police trials in five boroughs show traceable liquids delivered a reduction of at least 49 per cent in just the target areas over a 6 month period
Mayor launches £20,000 prize for bright business idea to help keep London's lights on
11 April 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is challenging London’s small businesses to come up with innovative solutions to reduce London’s electricity use at peak times and reduce the likelihood of blackouts blighting the capital.
Mayor of London approves plans for new stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground
10 April 2014

The Mayor of London has approved plans to redevelop the Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground.


The new stand will provide 2,922 seats with improved views of the ground and new catering facilities.


From North London to the Gare du Nord, The King's Parade head to Paris
9 April 2014

· Rising Cricklewood band takes the train to busk in the French capital

· Young musicians urged to sign up for the 2014 Gigs busking competition

Don't let London become a no go area for buskers, warns Mayor
9 April 2014

Mayor urges young musicians to sign up for Gigs busking competition and launches #BackBusking...

Mayor’s plans for London Housing Bank to help deliver thousands more homes
9 April 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched proposals for a new investment scheme designed to accelerate house building and help deliver thousands more low cost homes for Londoners.