800 years of The Lord Mayor's showThis year is the 800th year that the Lord Mayor of London has pledged allegiance to the Monarchy. Although much has changed since then, the event has grown and grown. The show is a procession of more than 7,000 people, 200 horses and 150 floats, travelling along the two miles from Mansion House to the Royal Courts and back again. Join all walks of London life and enjoy a splendid celebration of the city’s ancient power and prosperity, just as they did in the middle ages.
The procession will set off from Mansion House at 11am. It is led away by the Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers and at a steady marching pace they will take 27 minutes to get to the Royal Courts. The procession that follows is about 1 hour 15 minutes 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 2:44pm. A detailed timetable is available and yes…it really is accurate to the second.
This event is free. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.