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An overnight rehersal for the Lord Mayor’s Show
An overnight rehersal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

An overnight rehersal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

Had you been in the City at the dead of night on Wednesday morning, you would have seen the Lord Mayor of London's golden state coach being pulled through the dark streets by six Shire Horses.

Nov
11
2021
A special beer for the Lord Mayor’s Show
A special beer for the Lord Mayor’s Show

A special beer for the Lord Mayor’s Show

Toast the return of the Lord Mayor's Show with a new limited edition bottled beer from Shepherd Neame.

Nov
04
2021
The Lord Mayor’s Show returns next month
The Lord Mayor’s Show returns next month

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns next month

Cancelled last year for the first time since WW2, the Lord Mayor's show will resume its annual parade through the City next month.

Oct
26
2021
When the Lord Mayor’s show took place on the Thames
When the Lord Mayor’s show took place on the Thames

When the Lord Mayor’s show took place on the Thames

This Saturday's Lord Mayor's show will be a huge event on the streets of London, with large numbers of floats and people marching, but it wasn't like that in 2020*, and it never used to be like that either.

Nov
11
2020
Tickets Alert: Lord Mayor Show grandstand seats
Tickets Alert: Lord Mayor Show grandstand seats

Tickets Alert: Lord Mayor Show grandstand seats

Although anyone can stand along the route of the Lord Mayor's Show in November, there is a set of stands right next to St Paul's Cathedral for the best views.

Jul
12
2019
Attend the Silent Ceremony
Attend the Silent Ceremony

Attend the Silent Ceremony

Each year, in a ceremony as rich in pomp as it is ancient in history, and in total silence, the new Lord Mayor is sworn into office.

Aug
18
2015
Overnight Rehearsal of the Lord Mayor’s Show
Overnight Rehearsal of the Lord Mayor’s Show

Overnight Rehearsal of the Lord Mayor’s Show

In the early hours of the morning, the silent streets of the City of London were disturbed by the sound of horse and carriage, as the City rehearsed its annual pageant ahead of this weekend's Lord Mayor's Show.

Nov
06
2013
Were London’s Streets Once Paved with Gold?
Were London’s Streets Once Paved with Gold?

Were London’s Streets Once Paved with Gold?

I am sure you’ll be familiar with the claim that Dick Whittington was lured to London by rumours that the streets were paved with gold, but like most fables there just might be the slightest hint of truth in the

Oct
08
2011

The Lord Mayor’s Annual Lecture at Mansion House

Have you been here before, a chap asked as I waited in a queue last night to go inside the Mansion House in the City of London.

Jul
30
2010

The City of London board game

A new board game has been launched which looks like a variant of Trivial Pursuit – but with a distinctly London theme. The “City of London board game” is also a fund raiser for the Lord Mayor’s annual charity. The

Jul
22
2009