Mayor's press releases

Mayor announces David Goldstone to lead London Legacy Development Corporation
27 June 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that David Goldstone CBE has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Mayor frees up public land and buildings to deliver 11 new schools for London
26 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced that he has freed up public land and property to speed up the delivery of 11 schools in the capital, providing places for around 7,300 pupils, nine of which will be free schools.

Volunteer army out in force at fan parks to welcome Tour de France to London
26 June 2014

An army of volunteers will be hitting the streets of the capital to help ensure the success of London’s stage of the epic Tour de France cycle race on Monday 7th July.


Mayor awards global £20,000 prize to London app to reduce the risk of power shortages
24 June 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has awarded a £20,000 prize to a small London business for a new app to help global big city households use their power more efficiently and reduce the risk of power shortages.
Capital’s high streets celebrate £175m investment as Mayor’s award for London is confirmed
24 June 2014

City Hall has announced plans to celebrate the capital’s high streets this summer and to continue a major focus on improvements that has already seen millions of pounds invested on schemes to rejuvenate some of London’s most important localities.

New report highlights billions of benefits and thousands of jobs provided by a new hub airport across the UK
24 June 2014

A new report by York Aviation and Oxford Economics published today (24 June) highlights how a decision on where to build new airport capacity in the southeast is of paramount importance to every major city and region in Great Britain.

City Hall raises flag for Armed Forces Day
23 June 2014
Members of the British Armed Forces joined the Mayor of London and London Assembly today for a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, to honour the bravery and commitment of service personnel past and present.
MedCity makes debut on global life sciences stage
19 June 2014
MedCity, the organisation set up by the Mayor of London to transform the South East into one of the leading life sciences clusters in the world, is to make its debut on the global stage next week. (Monday, June 23).
Mayor, Airports Commission, and airport developers to meet for the first time to debate aviation capacity
18 June 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, the Chairman of the Airports Commission, Sir Howard Davies, and representatives behind proposals for airport expansion at Gatwick, Heathrow and in the Thames Estuary, will discuss airport expansion at a conference in east London today (18 June).

Plans approved to transform abandoned hospital into almost 700 new homes on Greater London Authority land
18 June 2014

Plans to transform an abandoned former psychiatric hospital, owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA), into 675 homes have been given the green light today by the Mayor of London’s office. (Wednesday, June 18). 


Mayor invites comments on plans to create 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs at Old Oak Common
18 June 2014

A consultation launches today (Wednesday 18 June) to hear views on plans for the Mayor of London to be given overall responsibility for the future regeneration of Old Oak Common and Park Royal.


London housing zones to create 50,000 new homes
13 June 2014
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson have announced today (Friday June 13) that 50,000 new homes, across twenty new housing zones, will be created in London, while visiting a prospective new zone in Enfield,...
Jazzie B named London Legend at first London Music Awards
11 June 2014

Jazzie B, founder of chart topping dance music pioneers Soul II Soul, will receive the London Legend accolade at the inaugural London Music Awards, a glittering event hosted by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at the Roundhouse. Also being recognised are Sir Antonio Pappano and Lord Lloyd...

More than 1,000 London schools sign-up to Mayor’s health drive
9 June 2014

Over a 1,000 schools in London - 40 per cent - have signed up to the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London (HSL) programme to improve pupils’ health and wellbeing, it was announced today at an awards ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor welcomes Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay to London
6 June 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was joined by Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion Christine Ohuruogu MBE and local schoolchildren today, when he welcomed the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay to the capital, part of the England leg of a journ...