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Lord Mayor’s Show
Alderman Vincent Keaveny has been elected as the 693rd Lord Mayor of the City of London and the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Show is on! It begins at 11am on Saturday 13 November 2021.
The Show dates back to the early 13th century, when King John rashly allowed the City of London to appoint its own Mayor. He insisted that each newly-elected Mayor should come to Westminster and swear loyalty to the Crown, and the Lord Mayor of London has been making that journey for over 800 years. Around him (and her) grew up the noisy, colourful, joyous procession that over the centuries became known as the Lord Mayor’s Show.
This year’s Show includes full-size model elephants, Japanese drummers, a horse-drawn bus, the tallest fire engine in Europe and of course, the Lord Mayor’s splendid State Coach, the oldest ceremonial vehicle in the world still in regular use. Details of the procession will be revealed in early November.
The City is encouraging spectators to stay Covid-safe by ensuring they are fully vaccinated, taking a lateral flow test 24 hours before attending, and by following Government guidelines including the use of face coverings on public transport. Anyone with Covid symptoms or who has been told to isolate by the NHS should not attend.
Sorry: cars and buses don’t work on Show day. Tubes, boats and bicycles are much better, and there are many nice ways to walk into the City when it is free of traffic.
WHERE TO GO
Some suggestions for different ways to watch the Show depending on how much you like a crowd and what else you might like to do that day.
Please click through for advice, suggestions and access-pass forms that we hope will be helpful to disabled visitors to the Show.
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