Speaking to Sky News, Mr Khan said: “If London were to go into Tier 3 it would be catastrophic to those industries already really crippling under the Covid pandemic.
“That could mean many shops going bust, many bars, pubs and restaurants going bust.
“We’re keen to make sure we stay in Tier 2. Tier 2, as well, has got many challenges for us but it’s really important that London has continued to make the huge sacrifices they’ve done.
“Nobody wants to go into Tier 3 or even the country to go into a further, third, national lockdown.”