Lord Mayor Boris Johnson is visiting an academy in Pimlico today, after announcing he wants to see more free schools at the Conservative Party Conference.
The Mayor says he has plans to unveil which will make the capital a world leader in education.
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Ahead of tonight's planned strike, London Underground have offered new payments and terms to staff to avert the strike.
The capital's theatres also generate more searches than those in any other city, according to research by Google.
Union officials are expected to meet next week to plan further stoppages if talks fail to resolve the dispute.