Mayor's press releases

One ticket for London as Oysterisation of rail and river confirmed
23 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Transport Secretary, Andrew Adonis, and the Train Operating Companies serving the capital today confirmed that the hundreds of thousands of passengers who travel on National Rail services within Greater London will be able to use Oyster pay as you go from 2...

Mayor announces Oysterisation of Thames Clippers river services
23 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that from today Oyster pay as you go can be used on Thames Clippers river services.

Oyster pay as you go goes live today on Thames Clippers river services and pay as you go passengers will also receive a 10% discount.  The move...

Mayor and London Assembly host second Citizenship Ceremony at City Hall
20 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson hosted the second London-wide Citizenship ceremony at City Hall today.

A resident from every one of London’s 33 boroughs attended the ceremony and was presented with a certificate and commemorative gift by the Mayor and Chair of the London Assembly,...

New members join Mayor's design panel
19 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate, has become a member of his Design Advisory Panel.

Sir Nicholas is one of several new appointments the Mayor is making to the panel which he will confirm shortly. He joins current members,...

Trafalgar Square's newly restored drinking water fountain springs to life
19 November 2009

Visitors to Trafalgar Square can now quench their thirst for free at a newly restored drinking water fountain. This follows the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's pledge to promote drinking fountains across the capital to make the city a more civil, attractive place.

Mayor remains on track to end rough sleeping by 2012
18 November 2009

Two-thirds of the capital’s most entrenched rough sleepers are now off the streets, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today.

The Mayor is committed to ending rough sleeping in London by 2012 and in February this year, set up his London Delivery Board, whose first action was to...

A few less lights could be good for London
18 November 2009

A new report from the Greater London Authority supports the Mayor of London’s traffic policies by concluding that traffic flow could be smoothed and London's economy could benefit from switching off or removing some traffic lights.

Mayor outlines £50m economic benefit of promoting the capital
17 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today outlined why it pays to promote London at home and abroad. In his keynote speech at The Marketing Society’s annual conference he revealed how his £2million investment in the successful ‘Only in London’ tourism campaign boosted the capital's coffers by £...

Mayor plans a great outdoors for London
16 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today set out his vision to transform London's public spaces and create beautifully designed oases throughout the capital's urban jungle. Over the next three years, in excess of £220 million will be invested in over 50 public space projects, ranging from...

Mayor announces glittering fireworks display at the London Eye to herald the New Year
12 November 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed that London will welcome in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display at the London Eye, which will be marking its own 10-year anniversary.

With live coverage on BBC One, the newly created pyrotechnic display will be seen around the...

Mayor announces £11.5m to skill up London's future workforce
12 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today allocated £11.5million funding to help skill up the capital's workforce by preparing 8,000 young people for apprenticeships and training.  The funding will be used to provide skills, training and mentoring for young Londoners and boosts the Mayor's...

Mayor backs the London Jazz Festival
12 November 2009

Roof-raising rhythms and laid-back melodies will have toes tapping right across the capital, as the London Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday (13th November). Backed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, this year's extravaganza travels to more boroughs than ever before and includes a musical...

Government will study South London Line options
11 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has persuaded the Government to give serious consideration to finding alternatives to the withdrawal of the South London Line service. At a meeting with the Transport Minister, Sadiq Khan, today (November 11) the Minister agreed the Government will look at...

Mayor opens multi-cultural centre in Kingston
10 November 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today officially opened the Shiraz Mirza Trust Manor Park Hall in New Malden. 

He was joined by local volunteers and business owners who have helped to make the new community centre a reality.

This is the second Shiraz Mirza community hall...

Trials start for innovative scheme to cut carbon from at least 200,000 London's homes by 2012
10 November 2009

An innovative scheme to cut energy from at least 200,000 homes in the capital by 2012, was kick started by the Mayor of London and London Councils today (Tuesday 10 November, 2009). Boris Johnson launched a series of trials to give up to 10,000 domestic properties a carbon makeover, helping the...