by Gill Chris
Saturday, November 14th
This year sees the 800th Lord Mayor’s Show and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The day starts with a River Pageant featuring an impressive array of traditional Thames barges and small boats bringing the Mayor to the City. Tower Bridge opens in salute.
The Lord Mayor’s Procession which follows features over 7000 participants, 20 bands and 150 horses, along with hundreds of other carriages, carts, coaches and other vehicles including vintage cars, steam buses, tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire engines, unicycles, steamrollers, giant robots, helicopters, ships, penny farthings, beds and bathtubs.
Once the Lord Mayor has returned to Mansion House there is a pause in activities during which time City of London Guide Lecturers will be giving walking tours around the old streets of the City of London.
The day finishes with a wonderful fireworks display over the Thames. With the local roads closed to traffic, you will be able to wander freely around both the north and south banks of the Thames and find a good spot from which to enjoy the spectacle.
If you would like to enjoy the best possible view of the Lord Mayor’s Show whilst resting your feet, you can book grandstand seats, though these always sell out fast so you’ll need to be quick!
You can reach the show easily from any of our London vacation rentals but if you’re staying in property ref: THD you are just a short walk from the south bank from which to see the fireworks.
You can find out more and book grandstand tickets here.