In Paternoster Square and around St Paul’s there will be a funfair, an archive film show and a splendid variety of art installations and street theatre suitable for all the family. There will be displays on car technology, silly musicians, dancing wheelie bins, needy baby vegetables and an entirely factless tour of the City. A range of artisan food stalls will also be on hand to feed your exhausted explorers.

  • Kino Van

    The London Metropolitan Archive has created a 30-minute film outlining the history of the Square Mile, including footage from Lord Mayors' Shows right back to the 1920s. The film will be shown on a loop throughout the day from the mobile Kino Van and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the film, the history and the archive.

  • Les Grooms

    A wonderful full French melange of music and comedy, improvised on the spot as you pass by. Large crowds are entertained, solitary passers-by are serenaded and everyone is dazzled by a varied repertoire of jazz, folk, capers and extreme Frenchness.

  • Sid and Nancy

    The Bureau of Silly Ideas creates gentle mayhem in public places and will bring their usual light-hearted touch to the Square. We're not going to tell you much about it but if you need to put anything in the bin, please ask it nicely first.

  • Bill Shutter's Unbelievable Tours

    Bill Shutter offers London's only (and best) factually inaccurate tours. The creators of BS Tours in collaboration with The City of London are pleased to present 4 short, hilarious, walking tours of the environs of St Paul’s churchyard as part of the Lord Mayor’s celebrations. Expect puns, jokes, outlandish stories, interactive fun, sequins and everyone's favourite army officers, General Hilarity and Major Laughs. Attendance is free but booking is required. Tours will last approx 35 mins.

  • The Vegetable Nannies

    The Vegetable Nannies are two everyday gardeners who’ve taken their young vegetables out of the ground for a day trip. If you see an old pram brimming with some beautiful bouncing baby vegetables, come over and say hello. No doubt the Nannies could use a hand in feeding and taking care of the little family that includes Jessica, the Sweet-Potato beauty queen & Babs the down-hill racing Watermelon.

  • House of Sound

    Iain Chambers brings three of Dan Fox's infamous Mythophones to perform parts of his House of Sound sonic trail. They can be found in St Paul’s Churchyard, on the corner of Watling St and New Change and at Walbrook Each will play out the lost sounds of that place including the locals at the Three Cups Inn, the trial of Moll Cut Purse and the original London stocks.

In the Bloomberg Arcade, close to Mansion House, you will find an exciting and varied programme with live performances, music and dance, incredible restaurants, art and sound installations, and MOLA’s (Museum of London Archaeology) Time Truck, as well as technology and apprenticeship workshops.

  • Bloomberg Arcade

    Visit Bloomberg Arcade, home to nine independent restaurants, public art and a pedestrianised haven in the heart of the Square Mile. As part of its commitment to London, Bloomberg chose to reopen this lost portion of a Roman Road, Watling Street, breathing new life into the City.

  • Boy Blue

    Founded in London in 2001, Boy Blue, the award winning hip-hop dance theatre company led by composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE, encapsulates the pulse of the city it was born in. 

Weaving frontline stage and screen work around the elevation of hip-hop culture, the Company who are Artistic Associates of the Barbican, London, have a long-term commitment to education and run a highly respected dance training program in east London. Photo by Mark Allan

  • Time Truck

    Bringing archaeological material and research to life, MOLA’s Time Truck will run workshops and reveal some of the work around the unearthing of the Mithraeum, which you can also visit underneath the Bloomberg building.

  • Flycycle & Submercycle

    Pif-Paf's famous travelling machines take two at a time in remarkable hats and fly them up up and away or deep under the sea. It is the ultimate in luxury imagination-powered travel, and strange adventures are guaranteed.

  • All at Sea

    Acrojou bring a poignant, wordless tale set in a boat which rows gently through the tides of the world around us. In limbo between life and death, a lone boatman traverses a vast ocean of memories and past hopes, accompanied by his own personal storm. All at Sea combines melancholic humour, striking design, and the visual poetry for which Acrojou is recognised, in a moving and atmospheric row-about installation.

  • House of Sound

    Iain Chambers brings three of Dan Fox's infamous Mythophones to perform parts of his House of Sound sonic trail. They can be found in St Paul’s Churchyard, on the corner of Watling St and New Change and at Walbrook Each will play out the lost sounds of that place including the locals at the Three Cups Inn, the trial of Moll Cut Purse and the original London stocks.

  • London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

    London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE returns the Roman Temple of Mithras to the location of its discovery in the heart of the City. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this anticipated new cultural hub showcases the ancient temple, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavation, and a series of contemporary art commissions responding to one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites.

  • Employment and experience showcase

    Anyone looking to break into the job market or develop their work skills will find much to think about in a broad display of apprenticeship, training and work experience opportunities.

    Workfinder places local people seeking work experience in touch with local companies looking to provide relevant opportunities.

    The Stationers’ Company is bringing a variety of training and apprenticeship opportunities from its membership, including Pearson, British Printing Industries, Parkside Flex and Paragon Print

  • Bloomberg

    Bloomberg is building the world's most trusted information network for financial professionals. Our 325,000+ clients around the world rely on us to deliver accurate, real-time business and market-moving information that helps them make critical financial decisions. Bringing clarity to a complex world is our purpose and 85% of our company profits go directly to Bloomberg Philanthropies to support lasting change in the environment, government innovation, education, arts, and public health. Come visit our booth to learn more about our company, meet our people and explore our apprenticeship and internship opportunities.

  • Barclays interactive LifeSkills Pod

    The new LifeSkills Pod aims to give young people a taste of the ever-evolving workplace and the skills needed to help unlock their potential and prepare them for their future career. It's an interactive experience that mirrors real-life work scenarios and inspires young people to help them build some of the skills that employers are looking for.