Lord Mayors Show in London
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.
The Lord Mayors Show is on the second Saturday on November each year – in 2020, this will be the 14th November, and in 2021, on Saturday 13th November
The Lord Mayors Show will be on Saturday 14th November 2020
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).
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.
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
The show is held on the second Saturday of November each year
|3 days/2 nights|
|13th November 2020 & 12th November 2021||from £109.00 per person|
Single room supplements apply and vary by hotel – please enquire for details