The City of London is the original ROMAN LONDINIUM - the Square Mile. It has had a Lord Mayor since the Middle Ages.
LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON
The Lord Mayor of the City of London
As head of the City of London, the Lord Mayor presides over its governing bodies - the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Council. ...
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LORD MAYORS OF THE CITY OF LONDON FROM 1189. The years given are those of election – the Mayoralty extends now from November of one ...
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Please note that within the city limits of the City of London - the square mile, the Lord Mayor of London takes precedence over the Monarch. In otther words, the Monarch must ask permission of the Lord Mayor before being allowed to enter the City.
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY (GLA)
The Mayor of London of the GLA is elected by the citizens of London (Greater London).
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Mayor of London - GLA Economics
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We have just elected a new Mayor of London (GLA) he is Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party. His term in office will last for four (4) years, at which point there will have to be another election for the Mayor of London (GLA).
CITY of LONDON
The City of London (real old London/Londinium) is completely separate from Greater London.
GUILDHALL CITY of LONDON
Lord Mayor's Show City of London
You will see the Lord Mayor's gold coach in the above video clip. Note too that the Lord Mayor of London get's a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry. In effect he is 'King' of the City of London. The Pikemen you see walkin alongside the Gold Coach are members of the oldest regiment in the British Army - The Honourable Artillery Company.
Hope the above helps clear up any misunderstanding.
To sum up - the City of London (the square mile) has a Lord Mayor dating back to 1189. The rest of London - Greater London, has an elected mayor, chosen by the 7.5 or so million citizens of London.
Here's a famous London song to listen to while drinking a glass of your favourite London Gin. . . .
London Pride - Noel Coward
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