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LORD MAYOR’S SHOW (The)

LORD MAYOR’S SHOW (The)
LORD MAYOR’S SHOW (The)

The Lord Mayor's Show has been an annual event in London's calendar for 800 years. It is a festival of pageantry and colour, free to see, which begins with a flotilla of boats and barges on the Thames, a river pageant. Next comes the parade, a procession of something like 7,000 participants in the region of 3 miles long, crammed into a 1.7 mile route from Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s official residence in the City, near Bank, to the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand in Westminster. In the evening, the grand finale is a spectacular firework display over the Thames.

The Lord Mayor’s Show always takes place on the second Saturday of November. Most roads in the City are closed all day and the Embankment is closed until the evening.

Region:
Location/Address: The City of London
County: London
Post Code: EC4
Main Historic Period: All
Link to featured article: London's Lord Mayor's Show
Tip/Nearby: Somewhere near St Paul's Cathedral is a good spot to watch the procession. But see the river pageant first, at about 9am, have breakfast, then watch the procession go by.
Primary Management: Local Authority
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