Mayor's press releases

London Tree Week: Pop up forests, 1,000’s of streets trees & new phone app
23 May 2014
Pop up forests in shopping centres, free ‘green spotters’ commuter phone app and kick starting the planting of thousands of new trees across local streets are just some of the exciting things happening during this year’s London Tree Week from Saturday
Atlas uncovers hidden world of Park Royal
23 May 2014
A new ‘atlas’ that shines a light on the 2,000 businesses based at Park Royal and aims to ensure they can maximise the enormous benefits of one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe has been launched today (Friday, May 23).
Mayor warns Airports Commission not to miss the 'bigger picture'
23 May 2014

The Mayor of London today urged the Commission charged with refereeing the ongoing debate about where to provide new aviation capacity in the UK to take the “bigger picture and longer view ” into account.

Mayor approves plans for 3,000 new homes in Hackney
20 May 2014

Plans to comprehensively regenerate a housing estate in Hackney and build more than 3,000 new homes were approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson last week (Friday, May 16).


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.