Boris Johnson's Finest Moments As Mayor Of London In Pictures

He's certainly been one of a kind.

05/05/2016 14:56

As Boris Johnson prepares to hand over the baton to the next Mayor of London, it's hard not to look back over his time in power with a slightly wistful eye.

Will Sadiq Khan ever get trapped on a zipwire? Will Zac Goldsmith ever take out a kid in a game of rugby? Who knows.

But it's probably safe to say that we'll never quite have a mayor like Boris again...

    Boris Johnson has given everyone a laugh during his time as Mayor of London - sometimes unwittingly.
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    He's been keen to ensure the Olympic legacy isn't forgotten...
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    ...and was happy to enlist the help of sporting stars along the way.
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    In fact, he refused to let anyone get in his way.
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    Even children.
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    He made sure to test out plenty of the Olympic Park's facilities for himself.
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    He was certainly never caught lying down on the job.
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    Honestly, you'd never know he wasn't a pro.
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    Total pro.
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    100% absolute pro.
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    He's got his priorities straight.
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    He brought cycling superhighways to the capital - even if not everyone was pleased about it.
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    In fact, he'll bring cycling into just about anything. Even a red carpet event.
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    His boss always knows he's got his back (apart from on the teeny tiny issue of the EU referendum).
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    He's been insistent that the Emirates Air Line won't get terminated.
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    He knows Londoners are built of strong stuff.
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    He's done his bit for housing.
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    As well doing plenty of useful research.
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    He's proved he's a natural at getting down with the kids.
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    And is definitely known for his poise and elegance.
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    He knows exactly how to dress for his surroundings.
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    Always looking like an absolute natural.
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    He's proved he's a natural with children.
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    And animals.
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    Oh and fish.
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    He managed to finally get Tube drivers to accept a Night Tube deal - although admittedly lost some support along the way.
    No doubt there must have been times when he considered a quick getaway.
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    But he proved to be a man of many talents.
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    He's never been afraid to break the rules.
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    A Mayor to be proud of.
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