Timetable

There is no way to rehearse a three-mile-long procession through the City of London so you just have to get it right on the day. Its success depends on three factors: the skill of the pageantmaster, the resourcefulness of his marshals and a timetable that is accurate to the second.

This year's procession will take an hour and a quarter to pass you, and the Lord Mayor's coach is close to the back. Here's a summary of the timetable showing the front and back of the procession and the Lord Mayor's place within it at each location.

Head of
procession
Lord Mayor's
State
Coach
Tail of
procession
Mansion House 11:03:00 12:04:47 12:12:11
Cheapside 11:10:22 12:12:09 12:19:32
Fountain 11:14:03 12:15:50 12:23:13
Grand­stands at St Paul’s 11:15:01 12:16:48 12:24:11
St Paul’s Steps 11:16:14 12:24:01 12:31:24
Pageantmaster's Court 11:19:34 12:27:22 12:34:45
Ludgate Circus 11:21:14 12:29:01 12:36:24
Temple Bar 11:28:39 12:36:26 12:43:49
Royal Courts of Justice 11:29:51 12:37:38 12:45:01

The Lord Mayor stops at St Paul’s for about six minutes, and will be delayed by that much at subsequent stops. The Lord Mayor spends an hour and a half at the Royal Courts, then there is a five and a half minute journey to Temple, where the coach rejoins the end of the procession.

Head of
procession
Lord Mayor's
State
Coach
Tail of
procession
Temple Place 13:10:42 14:12:29 14:19:53
City Boundary 13:11:09 14:12:56 14:20:19
Temple Avenue 13:15:00 14:16:48 14:24:11
Blackfriars Railway Bridge 13:19:26 14:21:13 14:28:36
Puddle Dock 13:20:48 14:22:36 14:29:59
College of Arms 13:23:58 14:25:46 14:33:09
Friday Street 13:26:48 14:28:35 14:35:59
Queen Street 13:30:08 14:31:55 14:39:18
Mansion House 13:33:27 14:35:15 14:42:38