Mayor's press releases

Capital Growth receives prestigious RHS Commendation for London's 'grow your own' revolution
10 July 2009

Vegetable plot outside London’s City Hall becomes latest Capital Growth space -

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Rosie Boycott, Chair of London Food, will today (Friday, 10 July) accept a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Commendation for Capital Growth, London’s food growing...

Boris backs two day musical celebration for young people
9 July 2009

Talented young musicians aged between 16-25 will be busking on London Underground and performing in some of the capital's bandstands as part Rhythm of London - two days of activities backed by the Mayor of London to promote musical participation amongst young people.

Those busking on the...

No more 'hobbit homes' in London, says Mayor
8 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today published guidance on the design of all new publicly funded homes built in the capital from 2011. The guidance sets new minimum standards to meet his commitment to improve the quality of new homes and consequently the quality of life for Londoners....

Mayor marks the anniversary of the 7th July bombings
7 July 2009

The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today with the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prime...

Public launch of Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth marathon begins
6 July 2009

Rachel Wardell, a 35 year-old housewife from Sleaford in the East Midlands will be the first member of the public to stand on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, as part of Antony Gormley’s One & Other project, today, Monday 6th July at 9.00am.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London...

Mayor agrees plans for over 750 new east London homes
2 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today approved plans that will see over 750 new homes, plus commercial and leisure facilities, built next to the Thames Barrier in Newham. The proposed development -‘Barrier Park East’ - will transform this former industrial site into a vibrant east...

Mayor and Wayne Hemingway launch rent free 'pop-up shop' to boost London's creative businesses
2 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (2 July 2009) joined designer and founder of Red or Dead, Wayne Hemingway, to launch an innovative pop-up shop offering rent-free retail space for budding creative entrepreneurs in central London over the next two months.

King's Cross Central awarded National Skills Academy for Construction project status
1 July 2009

The innovative construction skills and training approach at King’s Cross Central has been given the seal of approval and awarded National Skills Academy for Construction project status.

A celebration event will be held on 1 July and will be attended by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson...

Oyster takes to the sky as Visitor Oyster to be sold on all London-bound easyJet flights
1 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that from today Visitor Oyster will be sold onboard all easyJet flights to London Luton, Gatwick and Stansted.

Go Buskers! Boris and TfL call on young Londoners to join special busking event
29 June 2009

Are you a musician or singer aged between 16 and 25? Are you interested in busking on the London Underground? If so, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London are giving young people across the capital the opportunity to take part in a very special event on Saturday 11 July - Rhythm...

Mayor calls on boroughs to champion capital's great spaces
29 June 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on London’s boroughs to submit their ideas for revamping and revitalising some of the capital’s unique public spaces.

The Mayor launched his Great Spaces initiative at the world-renowned property conference MIPIM in March. It is part of a...

Parade of veterans marches across Tower Bridge for Armed Forces Day
26 June 2009

Veterans have taken part in a parade across Tower Bridge, to mark the first Armed Forces Day, with a ceremonial gun salute and fly past by two RAF Puma helicopters.

Backed by the Mayor of London and the MOD, it is part of an afternoon of activities being organised in honour of service...

Boris Johnson meets Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at City Hall
22 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, met Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, at City Hall this morning.


Boris Johnson said,

“I am a huge admirer of Morgan Tsvangirai’s courage and bravery. He has shown amazing commitment and perseverance in his struggle for...

Statement regarding Ian Clement
22 June 2009

Ian Clement, Deputy Mayor for Government and External Relations, has resigned from the Greater London Authority (GLA) with immediate effect. He tendered his resignation to the Mayor of London this morning following the discovery of further discrepancies in the use of his corporate credit card....

City Hall raises flag for Armed Forces Day and Mayor announces plans for veterans' parade across Tower Bridge
22 June 2009

Members of the British Armed Forces today joined the Mayor of London for a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, to help kick off a nationwide week of Armed Forces Day celebrations in honour of service men and women past and present.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Professional Head of the...