London remains "open for business" insists the city's Mayor, Boris Johnson -- despite the transport strike that meant millions of people had their journey to work disrupted for a second day Thursday.
"We're always open for business and you're seeing that in the huge investments coming into London," Boris Johnson told CNBC on Thursday as strikes entered their second day.
Johnson, a member of the ruling Conservative party now serving his second term as the capital's mayor, said the 48-hour strike by London Underground staff would not impact the recovery of the U.K. economy, telling CNBC "nothing that I've seen over the last 24 hours is going to discourage that."
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The mayor claimed that 86 percent of those commuters who use the pre-paid "Oystercard" managed to get to work Wednesday and almost 40 percent of the lines were operating.
"All the signs I'm seeing are that Londoners aren't being deterred," he said, although millions of people struggled to find alternative ways of getting around the city.