Mayor's Letter: January 2017

Mayor Sadiq KhanA big welcome to London this January


You’ve picked the best place in the world to kick-start 2017 – London has an array of things to do to chase away those January blues.


London’s New Year’s Day Parade always gets the year off to a great start. It’s a wonderful example of how the capital is open to talent and creativity across the world, with more than 8,000 participants representing London boroughs and countries from across the globe.


The NBA Global Games at The O2 arena set the pace for what’s going to be a top year for sport in London, with the World ParaAthletics Championships and IAAF World Championships later this year.

January is also the best time to indulge in retail therapy as our unrivalled retailers offer fantastic deals in the sales.

Meanwhile, why not top off an evening in the West End with a visit to a world-class theatre? Check out the Get into London Theatre scheme, which offers tickets to productions for a fraction of the normal price. I hope you have the most memorable start to 2017!

Sadiq Khan 

Mayor of London

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