The 2018 Lord Mayor's Show is on Saturday 10th November. There are events all day and many other family activities and special exhibitions will be laid on in the area. From the Lord Mayor's arrival by river to the fireworks finale, the Lord Mayor's Day is packed with spectacle.
This is a procession unlike any other in the world: last year there were over 7000 participants, 20 bands, 150 horses, hundreds of other carriages, carts, coaches and other vehicles including vintage cars, steam buses, tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire engines, unicycles, steamrollers, giant robots, helicopters, ships, penny farthings, beds and bathtubs.
The procession sets off from Mansion House at 11.03am after a silence for Armistice Day. It pauses at the Royal Courts while the Lord Mayor gives his oath and then returns up the Victoria Embankment at about 1pm. The Lord Mayor will get back to Mansion House just after 2.30.
In the lull between procession and fireworks you will find the remarkable City of London Guide Lecturers giving walking tours around the strange old streets of the City of London. The walks are easy and free, but we hope you will make a donation to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
The new Lord Mayor completes his first day in office with a magnificent fireworks display over the Thames. The launchpad floats in the river between Blackfriars and Waterloo and all the roads in that area are still closed, so you can walk freely around either bank of the river and find a good spot to enjoy the end of the Show.