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The Lord Mayor's Show in the City of London Free

The Lord Mayor's Show. Image courtesy of The Lord Mayor's Show.
Watch the elaborate parade, featuring dancers, horses, military marching bands and more, as the City of London celebrates its newly elected mayor with the 800-year-old tradition. Read More

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Celebrate the new Lord Mayor as the spectacular procession winds its 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 has travelled from the City of London to Westminster to pledge allegiance to the Crown.

Join in the free celebrations which mix modern festivities with traditional pageantry, as more than half a million people line the route to watch the colourful parade travel across the City of London. This incredible three-mile-long procession is formed of 140 floats, 7,000 performers, the Lord Mayor’s Coach and two giant wicker figures.

You can also enjoy fascinating guided tours of the City and stay until late afternoon to see celebratory fireworks light up the sky over the river Thames. 

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

Prices and Opening Times

Event FREE

The procession is free to watch, but you can also buy a grandstand seated ticket to guarantee a good viewing spot.

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Opening Times

The parade takes place from 11am to 2.30pm.

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