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1 Nov 2010

Lord Mayor's Show in London


Having marched through the streets every year for over 800 years, The Lord Mayor's Show is a long running London tradition where the new Lord Mayor of the City of London is dramatically welcomed into office.

Commencing at 11am, the three mile long Lord Mayor's Parade 2010 travels from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice. On reaching their destination, the new Lord Mayor takes an oath of allegiance to the Sovereign before the Lord Chief Justice and the judges of the Queen's Bench Division set off one the return leg of their journey from Victoria Embankment to Mansion House.

At five o'clock, the day reaches it climax with a grand fireworks display from a barge moored in the river Thames between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.

The parade features over 6000 people including 2000 servicemen and women, 220 vehicles, 71 floats, 13 marching bands, 21 carriages including the glorious State Coach and of course the giant figures of the City's guardians, Gog and Magog.

The State Coach and other officials pause at St Pauls for the Lord Mayor to receive a blessing, then while they take the oath of loyalty at the Royal Courts, the whole procession reforms near Victoria Embankment ready for the return journey to Mansion House, where the newly sworn-in Lord Mayor will be greeted by the City Aldermen and Livery Company Masters.


The Lord Mayor's Show is on 13th November 2010 and will start at 11am.

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