The 2014 Show is on Saturday November 8th. It starts early with the river pageant then the magnificent Lord Mayor's procession sets off from Mansion House at 11am. The day finishes with a bang in a fireworks display on the river at 5.15. We hope this site has all the information you need to prepare for the day; our 2014 app will be out soon to help you make the most of it while you’re out.2014 Procession Running order, map and
timetable now available
It all begins with the ancient and justified caution of King John. He tried to win London’s support by allowing it to choose its own Mayor, but he insisted that immediately after election the Mayor must leave the safety of the City of London, travel upriver to distant Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown.
Over the centuries this inconvenient journey became one of London's favourite rituals. It moved from river barges to horseback and then into the magnificent State Coach, and around it grew a rowdy and joyful mediæval festival that became known as the Lord Mayor's Show.