Marching bands

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.

  • Band of the Coldstream Guards
  • Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps
  • Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment
  • Air Cadets London Area Band
  • Royal Wind Band Sainte Cécile
  • The London Regiment
  • London Bugle Band - Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade
  • Surbiton Royal British Legion Band
  • Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band
  • Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army
  • Corps of Drums Society
  • Band of the Royal Yeomanry
  • Bugles and Drums of the Stedfast Association
  • 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band
  • Band of HM Royal Marines (HMS Collingwood)
  • Sea Cadets London Area Band
  • 1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band
  • Christ’s Hospital School Band
  • Honourable Artillery Company
  • Band of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

Military detachments

  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Auxiliary Air Force
  • University of London Air Squadron
  • 7th Battalion The Rifles
  • B Company 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment
  • 144 Parachute Medical Squadron
  • University of London Officer Training Corps
  • 265 (Home Counties) Battery, Royal Artillery
  • 101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Royal Engineers
  • 821 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Squadron
  • 256 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
  • 151 Transport Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps
  • 253 Provost Company, Royal Military Police
  • Royal Yeomanry
  • 71 Signal Regiment
  • 3 Military Intelligence Battalion
  • First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
  • 135 Geographic Squadron, Royal Engineers
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • Royal Navy Reserve (HMS President)
  • Royal Marines Reserve (City of London)
  • 131 Independent Commando Squadron, Royal Engineers
  • The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery
  • Light Cavalry HAC
  • Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, Honourable Artillery Company
  • Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
  • 150 Recovery Company, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

The State Coach

so carefully looked after for 250 years that the Museum of London has counted over 100 coats of paint on the roof.