London is hosting the Lord Mayor’s Show and Firework Display on Saturday the 13th of November to welcome into office the new Lord Mayor of the City of London. This show, kicking off at 11 am, comprises a three-mile long parade and what promises to be an amazing and exciting array of events making it a crime to miss if you’re lucky enough to be in London this November.
This stunning show, comprising one of the oldest civic marches in the 21st century and held in honour of the new Lord Mayor of London (Alderman Michael Bear if you’re interested) will comprise a three-mile long parade crossing through London involving 6,000 people, 200 vehicle (21 carriages (including the 253-year-old, gold Lord Mayor’s State Coach), 150 horses, 20 marching bands, and 71 floats featuring people from a huge variety of London communities. Furthermore, the procession will be featuring performances from talented artists such as acrobats, and hip-hop dancers, and a real diversity of other participants down to stray dogs looking for a home will be taking part (awwwwww….). The celebrations will start at Mansion House at 11 am with an air-craft fly past and then the procession will be making its merry way through the historic streets (800 years worth to be more precise) of the Square Mile, via St Paul’s Cathedral where the Lord Mayor will receive a blessing at 12.10pm, and where it will finally arrive at 12.30 pm at the Royal Courts of Justice where the Mayor will be swearing his allegiance to the Crown. The return procession starts at 1pm, arriving back at Mansion House at 2.30pm and the fabulous firework display will take place at 5pm from a barge moored between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.
The grand finale marking the end of the show and the beginning of a new mayoral year, the Lord Mayor’s Firework Display taking place at 5 pm, will comprise a spectacular show including more than half a tonne of giant fireworks, some of which will shoot over 600ft before exploding, and which will take a team of eight pyrotechnician two days to set up (just to give you an idea of the scale of the display). This is one of London’s most spectacular events and you will be able to see the fireworks for miles. To catch the best view, we recommend that you head to Victoria embankment, or in general make your way down to the riverside.
So, if you’re in London this November make sure you head down to what promises to be a really exciting and unmissable event this autumn.
Anna – Marketing Team