Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for London
Lord Mayor’s Show in London
This annual event of the Lords Mayor’s Show in 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.
The Lord Mayor’s Show is on the second Saturday in November each year and in 2022, on Saturday 12th November and on Saturday 11th November in 2023.
The Lord Mayor's Show will be on 12th November 2022 & 11th November 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your 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).
The Lord Mayor’s 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 Mayor’s Parade.
There’s plenty going on for the Lord Mayor’s parade, the day starts with the River Pageant. The glorious Thames Barges set off 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.
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, all with easy access to the City Centre.
You can find out more about the Lord Mayor’s Show (including the route map) here
The show is held on the second Saturday of November each year.
1 night stays also available on request.
|Dates||3 days / 2 nights|
|November 2022||From £109.00 per person|
|November 2023||From £119.00 per person|
A single room supplement will apply and this varies between hotels – details on request.