Mayor's press releases

National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor's Liberty Festival set to make a splash as it returns for 2014
3 July 2014

For the first time since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, international swimmers will once again compete in the iconic London Aquatics Centre. Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday) for this major sporting event, being held as part of National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’...

Darcey Bussell and the Mayor of London launch Big Dance 2014
2 July 2014

Big Dance Special Ambassador Darcey Bussell and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have launched Big Dance 2014, which runs from from 5 – 13 July

Mayor joins forces with BT Chairman to urge employers to recognise the value of volunteering
30 June 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join forces with Sir Michael Rake, BT Chairman and President of the CBI, at the BT Tower later today, to urge London businesses to recognise the benefits of volunteering to their staff.
Mayor welcomes new citizens from every London borough in City Hall ceremony
30 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today welcomed 33 new citizens representing each of London’s boroughs at a ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor publishes planning guidance to protect character of London
27 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (Friday, June 27) published detailed planning guidance to ensure that future developments enhance the rich character of the city.


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.


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.

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.

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).