Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks 2013

Sat Nov 9

Time Out says

This spectacular three-mile-long procession winds its way from Mansion House through the historic streets of the Square Mile to the Royal Courts of Justice - and it has nothing to do with Boris. He's the mayor of London, and this parade, a tradition dating back to 1215, welcomes into office the new Lord Mayor of the City of London - this year, it's the turn of the 686th incumbent. Around half a million spectators will watch the procession, which will begin at 11am with an aircraft fly-past. There will be carriages (notably the 254-year-old, gold Lord Mayor's State Coach, which spends most of the year glittering impressively in the window at the Museum of London), marching bands and floats featuring people from a huge variety of London organisations. The fireworks display (cancelled in 2012 but promised to return this year if a new sponsor is found) normally starts at 5pm, from a barge moored between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges. Watch from the banks or grab a prime position on one of the bridges.

Guildhall details

Guildhall, Gresham St, London EC2V 7HH


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Sat Nov 9 11am-2pm: fireworks 5pm