Lord Mayor's Show

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Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor's Show.

The Lord Mayor's Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor. Every year since, the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London has travelled from the City of London to Westminster to pledge allegiance to the Crown.

These days, the parade is more of a celebration than a show of loyalty. Join in the fun between 11am and 2.30pm as around half a million people line up along the route to watch the colourful parade travel across London. After the procession, a fantastic fireworks display lights up the sky over the river Thames from 5pm.

The iconic golden Lord Mayor's Coach can be seen at the Museum of London during the rest of the year.

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