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The Lord Mayor’s Show
- Trip date :Saturday 8th of November @ 9:47 am
- Cost :£15.00
- Tickets remaining : 31
- Travel via : Route 1, Route 2
- Buy ticket online below
- Or call us on 01227 456 331 and complete over the phone
The Lord Mayor’s Show has floated, rolled, trotted, marched and occasionally fought its way through 798 years of London history, surviving the black death and the blitz to arrive in the 21st century as one of the world’s best loved pageants.
Thanks to the ancient and justified concerns of King John, every newly-elected Lord Mayor is required to leave the safety of the City of London, travel upriver to distant Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown.
Over the centuries this inconvenient journey became one of London’s favourite rituals. It moved from river barges to horseback and then into the magnificent State Coach, and around it grew the rowdy and joyful medieval festival that became known as the Lord Mayor’s Show.
That ancient pageant is still going today. The modern procession is over three and a half miles long and fills the whole space between Bank and Aldwych from 11am until about 2.30pm, cheered by a crowd of around half a million people and watched live on the BBC by millions more.
There are fewer sword fights these days but the floats are grander than ever and it’s a great day out for every generation. You are all warmly invited to come to the City of London on November the 8th and take your place in eight centuries of London history.
We will take you by Coach to London and Drop off near London Bridge in Plenty of time for you to walk up and find a suitable viewing area near the Bank or Aldwich. on board we will have details of the route. Following the day in London we will pick up you up and return you home with on board drinks as ever.