The 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show will be on Saturday 11th November. The ancient carnival is loved the world over and regarded as a classic piece of British pageantry in the UK calendar. The procession will start at 11:03 after a silence for Remembrance Sunday.

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 Charles Bowman
    23 October 2017 The noisiest and most colourful event in the City of London’s calendar takes place next month, featuring military bands, camels, an Achilles tank, vintage buses, Samba drummers, and an inflatable pig in a three-mile-procession through the Square Mile’s streets. Some 7,000 people, 200 horses and 70 decorated floats will take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show, during which Charles Bowman, who will take office as the 690th Lord Mayor of the City of London on 10 November, will ride in the State Coach. The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to the 13th century and allows the Lord Mayor to ‘show’ himself or herself to the people of the City, as well as to swear an oath of allegiance to the sovereign.
  • New Lord Mayor of the City of London Elected
    29 September 2017 Charles Bowman has today been elected as the next Lord Mayor of the City of London. The elected head of the City of London Corporation, an Alderman and a senior partner with PwC, he will serve as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry from 10 November 2017 for a one year term. He will succeed the current Lord Mayor Dr Andrew Parmley and become the 690th person to hold the position. He will take office after the Silent Ceremony on Friday 10 November at Guildhall, in the heart of the Square Mile, with the annual Lord Mayor’s Show taking place on Saturday 11 November. The Lord Mayor’s Banquet follows on Monday 13 November at Guildhall where the Prime Minister will also give a speech.

Press accreditation

For media accreditation to the press pen, please contact 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.

Press Pictures

Every year a selection of images are published to help people covering the buildup to the Show. They typically include images from last year's procession, rehearsals and other preparations for this year's Show and of course the new Lord Mayor.


For further information about these or any other subject, or to arrange an interview with Dominic Reid, please contact Andrew Buckingham at the City of London Press Office on 0207 332 1452 or by email at