2018 Media Resources

The 2018 Lord Mayor’s Show will begin on Saturday 10th November at 11am. This ancient procession and festival is loved the world over and regarded as a classic piece of British pageantry in the UK calendar.

Press releases

All relevant press releases put out by the City of London Newsroom will appear here immediately, along with any others that seem useful. This year's main announcements:

  • Show time for Lord Mayor Peter Estlin
    15 October 2018 Military bands, vintage buses, Dhol drummers, a combine harvester and a giant nodding dog will feature in the three-mile-long procession at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. The noisiest, largest and most colourful event in the City of London’s calendar takes place on Saturday 10 November, bringing together over 7,000 people, 200 horses and 140 motor and steam-driven vehicles in a major spectacle that dates back to the 13th century. Peter Estlin, who will take office as the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London on 9 November, will ride in the procession in the gold State Coach.
  • New Lord Mayor of the City of London Elected
    1 October 2018 Peter Estlin has today been elected as the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London. As the elected head of the City of London Corporation, he will serve as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry from 9 November 2018 for a one-year term. Alderman Estlin – who will take a sabbatical from his role as a Senior Advisor to Barclays plc – will succeed the current Lord Mayor, Charles Bowman, following the Silent Ceremony on Friday 9 November at Guildhall. The annual Lord Mayor’s Show takes place on Saturday 10 November, which will be followed by the Lord Mayor’s Banquet on Monday 12 November at Guildhall where the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will deliver a speech.

Press accreditation

For media accreditation to the press pen, please contact aisha.musad@cityoflondon.gov.uk. Press pen is for media only. No access will be allowed without accreditation in advance and all accredited media must show valid media ID to gain access.

Media opportunities

There are interesting photographic and interview opportunities before and during the Lord Mayor’s Show, including the dawn coach rehearsal (shown above) a few days beforehand. Please email andrew.buckingham@cityoflondon.gov.uk for further details.


For further information about these or any other subject, or to arrange an interview with Dominic Reid, Pageantmaster for the Lord Mayor’s Show, please contact Andrew Buckingham in the City of London Corporation’s Communications Department on 020 7332 1452 or by email at andrew.buckingham@cityoflondon.gov.uk.