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Lord Mayors Show in London

  • Lord Mayors Show 2013 MORAL RIGHTS ASSERTED CREDIT©CLIVE TOTMAN

    Lord Mayors Show
  • Lord Mayor's Parade 2013 ©Clive Totman

    Lord Mayor's Parade 2013 ©Clive Totman
  • Lord Mayor's Parade 2013 ©Clive Totman

    Lord Mayor's Parade 2013 ©Clive Totman
  • London skyline with the Shard and Blackfriars Bridge © Julian Love, London and Partners, England's Historic Cities

    London skyline with the Shard and Blackfriars Bridge © Julian Love, London and Partners, England's Historic Cities EXPIRES 27.11.2020
2 and 3 day tours available
From £85.00 per person

This annual event of the Lords Mayors Show London has been taking over the streets  for some 400 years. The parade involves over 6,000 people, bands and costumed performers, over 140 decorated floats and a gilded ‘State Coach’ that the Lord Mayor travels in. Ensure your group arrive early in the morning to get their chosen position. Regardless of the weather you will a spectacular event so be prepared maybe bring an umbrella just in case. As the route winds through the city you will have ample opportunity for photographs from the many vantage points.


Dates

The Lord Mayors Show will be on Saturday's 9th November 2019 & 7th November 2020


Suggested itinerary

Friday

Travel to Hotel and evening at leisure

Arrive in London at your leisure and check into your hotel, the rest of the day is your own to explore London. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner at the hotel (price on request).

Saturday

The Lord Mayors Parade

In 1215 the King was persuaded to issue a Royal Charter that allowed the City of London to elect its own Mayor with one important condition: Every year the newly elected Mayor must leave the safety of the City, travel upriver to the small town of Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown. For the past 800 years this tradition has been kept alive and is now known as the musical & vibrant, Lord Mayors Parade.

There’s plenty going on for the Lord Mayors parade, the day starts with the River Pageant. The glorious Thames Barges set of from Westminster at 8.30am and Tower Bridge will open in salute at 9.25am. The procession will set off from Mansion House at 11.05am, stopping at the Royal Courts so the Lord Mayor can swear allegiance and then return to Embankment at 1pm. The procession arrives back at Mansion House just after 2pm.  The day then concludes with fireworks on the river at around 5.15pm

Afterwards, head back to the hotel.

Sunday

A free day in London with optional excursions

After breakfast at the hotel; you will then have some free time to explore the sites of the Capital. We can arrange a boat trip on the Thames, maybe a trip on the London Eye or an open top bus tour around London. Leave London at your leisure to return home.


We offer a wide selection of hotels across Greater London available, all with easy access to the City Centre.

You can find out more about the Lord Mayors Show (including the route map) here


 3 days
 9th November 2019  from £85.00 per person
 7th November 2020  from £85.00 per person

Single room supplements apply and vary by hotel – please enquire for details

All prices are per person and typically based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers sharing a double or twin room, unless stated otherwise. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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