Mayor's press releases

Mayor’s air quality improvements win double C40 acclaim
23 September 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today received a double accolade for his carbon cutting measures, including his work to make London’s iconic black taxi’s zero emission capable by 2018.
Mayor joined by a host of famous faces to celebrate capital’s volunteering legacy
18 September 2014
  • Actress Barbara Windsor MBE, designer Wayne Hemingway MBE and Paralympian Martine Wright at Team London Awards recognising volunteers’ efforts to improve life in the capital
London's New Year's Eve celebrations to be ticketed for the first time
17 September 2014

London's hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations are to be ticketed for the first time, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today. With plans well advanced for 2014, the Mayor wants to ensure London's celebrations, which are watched by millions of people in...

Mayor announces developers for ground-breaking private rent homes scheme
16 September 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has selected preferred bidders for two sites, owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA), to fast track the creation of more than 1,200 new high quality homes including 480 homes for long-term private rent.
Mayor and Internet providers pledge to improve London’s digital connectivity
16 September 2014

London’s largest internet providers will meet the Mayor of London today (September 16) at a summit to discuss how to make the capital the best connected city in Europe and further improve affordable access to superfast connections for homes and small businesses.


Searching for more space for London's artists and small businesses
15 September 2014

With London's population set to soar to ten million people by 2030 City Hall is at the forefront of the search for more work space for new and growing businesses.

Mayor backs national diesel car scrappage scheme as London ranked 9th best world city in new air quality study
10 September 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has renewed calls for scrapping the most polluting diesel cars and giving drivers cash incentives to switch to cleaner vehicles as part of the evidence he gave to the Environmental Audit Committee today.
Mayor appoints Daniel Moylan to oversee City Hall’s work on the Crossrail 2 project
10 September 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that Daniel Moylan's responsibilities as a Transport for London Board Member are to be extended. The Mayor has asked Mr Moylan to champion the Crossrail 2 scheme and oversee the work that TfL will do to take the scheme forward.

Greenwich school shows London’s Deputy Mayor why it is one of the healthiest in the capital
9 September 2014

London’s Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick visited Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich today, Tuesday 9 September, to see firsthand the work it has done to achieve the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London Gold status.

Immerse yourself in Totally Thames, urges Mayor as he visits TS Tenacious in Woolwich
8 September 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today hailed the role the River Thames has in the life of the capital during a visit to TS Tenacious, the tall ship currently moored in Woolwich as part of Totally Thames.

The Tailormade crowned Gigs Champion 2014
7 September 2014

The Tailormade from Ealing have been crowned Gigs Champion 2014, following a five month search to find London's best busker. They beat off 200 other acts from across the capital to take top honours in the grand final of Gigs Big Busk, the UK's biggest street music competition.

Policing in Kingston – have your say
5 September 2014

For the second time this year, Londoners are being encouraged to give their views on crime and local policing in their area at a series of borough meetings hosted by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh and the Metropolitan Police, with the next round of meetings starting...

Five month search almost over as 18 acts compete for top honours in UK's biggest street music competition
3 September 2014

Event: Gigs Big Busk Grand Final
Venue: Westfield Stratford (The Gallery, Ground Floor), London E20 1EJ
Date: Sunday 7 September 2014, 12pm-6pm

Mayor unveils his 18-mile “Crossrail for the bike”
3 September 2014

Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways were unveiled today, the centrepiece of the Mayor’s £913 million commitment to get more Londoners on their bikes.

New Scotland Yard goes on the market as part of Mayor's plans to boost investment in frontline policing
2 September 2014

•    Outdated HQ goes on the market for £250m in biggest shake up of Met estate in over half a century
•    Proceeds will be reinvested in cutting-edge mobile technology for frontline staff, modern buildings and more officers on the street