The 2017 procession has been announced and you can find the running order here. As the Show approaches these pages will have more and more details about each float, and on the day of the Show you can use our app to get a live procession guide as they pass. Watch #LordMayorsShow for news as we get ready for the Show.
The head of the procession sets off from Mansion House at 11:03, after a two minute silence for Remembrance Sunday. The procession is three miles long, which means that at standard marching pace it takes just over an hour before the State Coach joins the procession at the tail end. The return leg sets off at 1.15 and the State Coach gets back to Mansion House at 2.35. Click for details.
The procession travels out via St Pauls, then returns by Victoria Embankment. The liveliest crowd is from Bank to St Pauls between 11 and 12.30. For a less crowded viewpoint we suggest somewhere between Blackfriars and Mansion House station between 1.15 and 2.30. Click through for more detailed suggestions.
The Lord Mayor's Show is London's biggest annual display of marching bands, with 20 of the country's finest taking part. The procession is led off by the band of the Coldstream Guards and the new Lord Mayor, in the State Coach, is preceded on horseback by the Band of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
This year, look out for the Royal Wind Band Sainte Cécile at number 27, a great Dutch marching band who have been World Champions twice.