The Lord Mayor's Show

The 2020 Lord Mayor’s Show, one of the landmark events in the City of London’s calendar, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was planned to televise a reduced Show from within Guildhall Yard, but serious and increasing concerns about the pandemic over the coming months mean that even a reduced Show is no longer appropriate. Safety must remain our ultimate priority.

According to historical records, the last cancellation of the Lord Mayor’s Show was in 1852 to allow for a period of national mourning for the Duke of Wellington.

Please see the announcement from the City of London for more information.

Subject to his formal re-election in September, William Russell, the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, will serve an additional year in office to ensure continuity of leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak. For more details please see this earlier news release from the City.