London - the best big city in the world

Our work at City Hall is about improving Londoners' lives by delivering changes that will make real difference. Changes that will make sure that we stay the best big city in the world.

 
 
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The Mayor has financed 20,000 extra affordable homes since May 2008 with another 30,000 due by 2012.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London on Housing

There are now 350 apprentices expected to work on the Olympics development alone, up to 1,000 expected to work on Crossrail and a further 1,000 to work across the GLA with 75% of these in place by March 2010. It’s all about making sure young people in London have access to the best and most appropriate education and training opportunities.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London’s young people

City Hall has planted 1,500 trees in London with another 3,500 due by the end of this year.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London’s environment

From supporting our small businesses to raising the London Living Wage, we’re lifting our city out of the recession.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London’s businesses and economy

Oysterising London’s rail and river is just one example of what we’ve done to make it easier to get Londoners from A to B.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London’s transport

Since May 2008, total notifiable offences in London have reduced by nine per cent.

Find out what else we’ve delivered to make London’s communities safer

The Mayor has reinstated planning rules to protect views of iconic buildings so that our ‘viewing corridors’ are preserved for the future.

Find out what else we’ve delivered to plan a better London

We launched the “Only in London” campaign in spring 2009 which cost us £2 million but generated nearly £100 million in economic benefits to London.

Find out what else we’ve done to Champion London at home and abroad

We've installed LiveBus technology on all of London's 8,000 buses to provide on-board next stop visual displays and audio announcements.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London’s transport

As part of our work to strengthen London's status as a cultural metropolis, we are working to find more positive activities for young people so that they can reach their full potential. The Mayor’s Music Education Strategy includes a major fund for music services and an annual schools music festival.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London's young people

The Mayor is committed to bringing better coordination and planning to road works across our city. As a start, he has agreed a formal Code of Conduct between utility companies and Transport for London, which requires companies to minimise the impacts of road works on traffic flow.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for London’s transport

The Mayor has lowered the threshold at which GLA spending must be publicly reported to £500 – which means you can now access a much larger proportion of our public spending.

Find out what else we’ve done to be more transparent

The Mayor is committed to engaging a more diverse range of communities through festivals like Story of London and events like London Jazz Festival, London Film Day, and St George’s Day in Trafalgar Square.

Find out what else we’re doing for Art and Culture in London

We’re investing a total of £16 million in a genuine, grass-roots sporting legacy for London that will live on past the 2012 Games. With match funding this will actually see in excess of £30 million invested by the time the Olympics open.

Find out what else we’re doing to bring the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ to London

We’re investing a total of £16 million in a genuine, grass-roots sporting legacy for London that will live on past the 2012 Games. With match funding this will actually see in excess of £30 million invested by the time the Olympics open.

Find out what else we’re doing to bring the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ to London

Through the London Development Agency, the Mayor has given funding to major cultural developments like the Tate Modern extension, the restoration of the Cutty Sark, the new British Film institute and the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton.

Find out what else we’ve delivered for Art and Culture in London

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