The Lord Mayor's Show Official 800th Anniversary Book

The Lord Mayor's Show The Lord Mayor's Show Official 800th Anniversary Book

A landmark event in London’s calendar since the Middle Ages, the Lord Mayor’s Show is today a vibrant mix of state ceremony, military parade and carnival, attended by half a million people and viewed live on television by millions each year. Yet no book, until now, has attempted to offer a panoramic perspective of the Show from its origins up to the present day.

The Show’s Pageantmaster, Dominic Reid OBE, and publisher Third Millennium have created a special record of the lavish display witnessed every November in the City of London. Experts are contributing pieces on everything from the Show’s history and the significance of its customs to the representation of the Show in art and literature. Sumptuously illustrated, the book presents a wealth of material from archives, private collections, and the holdings at the Guildhall and the Museum of London, and also includes specially commissioned photography.


Hardback with 144 full colour pages of 270 x 230mm, around 150 illustrations and 30,000 words. For sample chapters please see our pages about Dick Whittington and the Show in World War 1, both of which reproduced with kind permission from the book.