The Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks 2010
Visitors to London will be able to join in the City’s celebration of its heritage and diversity at the annual Lord Mayor’s Show.
On Saturday 13 November, following in the footsteps of his predecessors, the newly elected 683rd Lord Mayor of London, will embark on his first duty which is a procession from Mansion House to St Paul’s Cathedral, as part of the Lord Mayor’s Show.
This London event follows a tradition which dates back to 1215 and is enshrined in the charter of King John. Each new Lord Mayor is required to swear a pledge of allegiance to the Sovereign in front of the Lord Chief Justice and Judges of the Queen’s Bench Division.
Accompanying the Lord Mayor in his gold state coach is a procession that extends more than three miles and involves around 6,000 people from all walks of life in London, who will come together to celebrate their City’s proud cultural heritage.
More than 60 participating organisations ranging from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to the British Red Cross Society are involved in this year’s Show demonstrating London’s cosmopolitan makeup. The route of procession is the same each year, as it has been since 1952 – starting at Mansion House the procession travels to Cheapside and then to St. Paul’s Cathedral where the Lord Mayor is blessed and then on to the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand.
To end the Show and mark the beginning of a new mayoral year, London’s newly confirmed Lord Mayor will start a magnificent firework display on the River Thames at five o’clock on the 13th of November. The spectacular fireworks display will take place on the Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. It’s one of London’s most spectacular displays, and you’ll be able to see the fireworks for miles.
The Lord Mayor’s Show is an established highlight of London’s social calendar and attracts half a million of visitors every year. If you’re planning to join in this heritage London event, get there early as roads will be closed.
Date : 13th November
Time : 11:00 – 17:00
Tube : Bank, Moorgate, St Paul’s or any district line station between Temple and Monument
For more detailed information see the Lord Mayor’s Show website at www.lordmayorsshow.org.