2013 Procession

With only two years to go before the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor's Show, the 2013 procession is looking more spectacular than ever. It has over 7000 participants, with 21 bands, 150 horses, 23 carriages carts and coaches, and hundreds of other vehicles; vintage cars, steam buses, tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire engines, unicycles, steamrollers, giant robots, helicopters, ships, penny farthings, beds and bathtubs. If you don't think beds and bathtubs are vehicles, we look forward to changing your mind.

The procession will set off from Mansion House at 11am. It is led by the Band of the Scots Guards and at a steady marching pace they will take 27 minutes to get to the Royal Courts. The procession that follows is about an hour and a quarter long, so the City's sanitation department (who always bring up the rear) will reach the courts at 12.43pm. The return leg leaves Temple Place at 1.10pm and the tail of the procession arrives back at Mansion House at 2.44. For all the details, please see the 2013 map and timetable.

For the best information on the day, look out for our app. It will be released at the end of October. Meanwhile, here is the running order for this year:

1 Band of the Scots Guards
2 Commander, City of London Police/DCom LONDIST
3 Women in the City & Livery
4 CMS Cameron McKenna
5 NatWest Mobile Business School
6 The Spice of Life
7 Society of Young Freemen with Gog & Magog
8 Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps
9 City of London Solicitors' Company
10 Clio’s Company
11 Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers
12 Worshipful Company of Lightmongers
13 Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants
14 The Law Society
15 Band of the Royal Air Force
16 Royal Air Force Marching Contingent
17 Royal Air Force
18 600 (City of London) Squadron, Royal Air Force Reserves
19 Spare Tyre
20 Caporales San Simon Londres
21 Raleigh International
22 Air Training Corps Band
23 Air Training Corps
24 Middlesex and North West London Army Cadet Force
25 University of London Officer Training Corps
26 Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers
27 Princess Alice Hospice
28 Bathstore
29 The London Regiment
30 B Company, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment
31 F & G Companies 7th Battalion The Rifles
32 265 (Home Counties) Battery 106(Y) Regt RA
33 Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths
34 Cherished Memories
35 Corps of Drums Society
36 The Cook & The Butler Event Company
37 Endurance Steel Orchestra
38 Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, London
39 Welcome to Yorkshire
40 Keele University
41 Guild of the Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew
42 Isle of Sheppey St John Ambulance Band
43 St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group
44 City Bridge Trust working with Heart n Soul
45 Dogs Trust
46 Modern Livery Companies
47 Variety, the Children’s Charity
48 St Dunstan’s CCF Band
49 Worshipful Company of Marketors
50 Beating Bowel Cancer
51 Worshipful Company of Turners
52 The City Academy, Hackney
53 Elizabeth the Whitby Steam Bus
54 London Metropolitan University
55 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band
56 Sir Nicholas Rainton, Lord Mayor 1632 - 1633
57 Worshipful Company of Actuaries
58 CCA Art Bus
59 Recycling in the City
60 The Automobile Association
61 Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army
62 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
63 A Detachment, 256 Field Hospital
64 135 Independent Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers
65 41 (Princess Louise's Kensington) Squadron, 38 Signal Regiment
66 151 (London) Transport Regiment
67 Worshipful Company of Fuellers
68 Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band
69 Radio Taxis Group
70 Worshipful Company of Paviors
71 Age UK London
73 Royal Yeomanry
74 Royal Yeomanry Band
75 Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
76 71 (City of London) Signal Regiment
77 First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (the Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps)
78 Aston Martin Lagonda representing the Coachmakers
79 Canary Wharf
80 Kyocera Document Solutions
81 Zunft zur Zimmerleuten Band
82 Worshipful Company of Joiners & Ceilers with Zunft zur Zimmerleuten
83 Worshipful Company of Arbitrators
84 Piliers Chablisiens
85 Working Chance
86 Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London
87 National Youth Marching Band
88 The Belgian Tourist Board Road to Waterloo 200
89 253 Provost Company, 4th Battalion Royal Military Police
90 217 Field Squadron RE
91 3 Military Intelligence Battalion
92 Coming Home
93 DARE City of London
94 Royal Marines Band (HMS Collingwood)
95 Royal Navy
96 Royal Marines
97 RNR London Division (HMS President)
98 Royal Marines Reserve (City of London)
99 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers
100 Commando 999
101 Sea Cadet Corps Band
102 London Area Sea Cadet Corps
103 Corporation of Trinity House
104 Lloyd’s Register
105 Sir John Cass’s Foundation and its Schools
106 Candlewick Ward
107 Premier Inn supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital
108 Ballywalter Flute Band
109 Railway Children with Transport for London
110 City University London
111 Central London Samaritans
112 Girlguiding LaSER
113 Admiral Scaffolding
114 RBL Band & Corps of Drums, Romford
115 Royal British Legion
116 British Red Cross
117 Worshipful Company of Plumbers
118 One New Change
119 Pimlico Plumbers
120 City Livery Club
121 Christ's Hospital School Band
122 The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
123 Mansion House Party
124 CLC / G of F / R Soc St G / UWC
125 The Great Twelve
126 Worshipful Company of Actuaries
127 Worshipful Company of Marketors
128 City of London Solicitors' Company
129 Deputation of the LM & Sheriffs’ Committee
130 Chief Commoner and Secondary
131 City High Officers
132 Town Clerk & Aldermen below the Chair
133 Aldermen below the Chair
134 Aldermen below the Chair
135 Aldermen below the Chair
136 Aldermen below and past the Chair and Recorder
137 Aldermen past the Chair
138 The Honourable Artillery Company
139 Sheriff
140 Sheriff
141 Late Lord Mayor
142 Pageantmaster
143 Lord Mayor’s Consort
144 Light Cavalry HAC
145 Commissioner, City of London Police
146 HCMR Band & Division
147 City Marshal
148 The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor
149 Pikemen & Musketeers HAC
150 Federation of Old Comrades
151 Tack Vehicle
152 The King’s Troop RHA
153 Support Taxis
154 562 Squadron, 151 (London) Transport Regiment
155 City of London Corporation

Lord Mayor's Day: Timetable, Flotilla, Procession, Guided walks, Fireworks, Grandstands

Useful guides: Getting to the Show, Access for disabled people, Pocket map

For residents and businesses: Summary of disruption, Roads closed, Bus routes

For the media: 2015 Show, Press releases, Press Pictures

History: 800 Years, Obstacles, Art & literature, Dates, Gog & Magog, The book