Access for disabled people to the Lord Mayor’s Show

Practicalities Access for disabled people to the Lord Mayor’s Show

The Lord Mayor's Show is naturally accessible and enjoyable by everyone but it can be very busy, and of course you will not be able to drive into the area.

The busiest parts of the route are around St Paul's and Mansion House. If you're at all concerned about the crowds, or might be a bit unsteady on your feet, please avoid those areas.

In quieter places like Fleet Street, Victoria Embankment and Queen Victoria Street the crowd should be much more manageable and you should be able to use folding chairs. There is also less of a crush during the return leg of the procession, so for wheelchair users the best option may be to head for Victoria Embankment at about 1pm.

If you decide to go for the first leg of the procession and you want to be at the front of the crowd, try to get there by about 10. Front row positions are bagged quite early on.

Blue badge holders

There is a limited amount of parking available in the Old Bailey area for Blue Badge Holders, who can watch the outward leg of the Show from a reserved area at the junction of Ludgate Street and Old Bailey, just after St Paul's. Please download the application form below and follow its instructions. The deadline for applications is 29 October.

Blue badge access application form

You don't have to park to use the viewing area but it is not under cover so visitors are advised to bring umbrellas and waterproof clothing. No seating is provided but folding chairs can be brought. It is marked with a (V) on the access map.

COACH PARTIES

Space is set aside on Queen Victoria Street for coaches bringing elderly or disabled people to watch the procession as it returns to Mansion House. Please download the application form below and follow its instructions. The deadline for applications is 29 October.

Coach parking application form

If you have any questions about either form, please write toLarry Costa at the City of London.

Public Toilets

Accessible WC's are provided at various locations around the parade route including Blackfriars Bridge, Old Bailey, New Change and on Queen Victoria Street (junction with Cannon Street). All of them are marked on our one page map and in the access map. You can also find them using the City's neat Toilet Finder app on android or iOS

ACCESS MAP

The City of London access team have published a map of the Show showing all the features that might be of special interest to disabled visitors.

Access in the City

The City of London Access team can be contacted on 020 7332 1995 or by email at access@cityoflondon.gov.uk.