Media Resources

These page hold press releases published by the City and other organisations along with accreditation and practical information useful to people covering the Lord Mayor’s Show. The busiest times here are at the start of October, when the incoming Lord Mayor has been elected, and in the fortnight before the Show when last minute details are released. We also publish useful background information and feature material in the weeks in between.

Press releases

Press releases put out by the City of London Press Office about the Show will appear here immediately, along with any others that seem useful. Most recently:

  • City’s next Lord Mayor elected
    29 September 2014 Alderman Alan Yarrow was today elected as the 687th Lord Mayor of the City of London to serve as the global ambassador for UK-based financial and business services from Friday 7 November, the day before his Lord Mayor’s Show.

Press accreditation

Journalists and photographers are of course free to watch the Show. To gain access to the press stands on the processional route you must be accredited. An accreditation form will appear here two weeks before the date of the Show.

Media opportunities

There are several photographic and interview opportunities in and around the Lord Mayor’s Show, including the dawn coach rehearsal. Details will be published here as soon as times and dates are set.

Press Pictures

Every year a selection of images are published to help people covering the buildup to the Show. They typically includes images from last year's procession, rehearsals and other preparations for this year's Show and of course the new Lord Mayor.

For more information

For further information about these or any other subject, or to arrange an interview with Dominic Reid, please contact John Park at the City of London Press Office on 020 7332 1754 or by email at