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Saturday 11 November 2017

Beginning with the river procession and ending with the spectacular fireworks, the Show takes place every second Saturday in November.

Over the centuries Lord Mayor's Show has become a City institution in its own right, representing all that the City of London is and aspires to be. Let's celebrate the new person in the role of Lord Mayor.

Each year the Show reinvents itself to attract a fresh audience while at the same time not losing sight of its heritage and tradition. The military, Livery and civic elements represent the spine of the procession; while charities, youth associations, overseas organisations and businesses bring the energy and dynamism that capture the essence of a truly global city.

Both these elements make the Show one of a kind: bringing together more than 7,000 people, 200 horses and more than 150 floats to make the three mile procession from Mansion House, past St Paul's Cathedral to the Royal Courts of Justice and back to Mansion House via Victoria Embankment.

Travel plans

The City has plenty of train, Tube and bus links so there's no need to use your car. But don't let your day be spoiled – for any changes to services before starting off, check with Transport for London.

Arrive early for a clear view

If you want a clear view of the Show as it passes by, especially if you have young children, get here early and pick your spot. Busiest parts are around St Paul's and Mansion House but Fleet Street, Victoria Embankment and Queen Victoria Street are often more manageable. Dedicated disabled persons' viewing areas are also available. No seating is provided, but folding chairs can be brought.

Best seats

Grandstands are located next to and opposite St Paul’s Cathedral and give you a great view of the procession as it approaches St Paul’s from New Change. So why not treat yourself and your family to the clearest views on this special occasion? Fully wheelchair accessible spaces are available.

The Lord Mayor's Show programme

The programme is always the best way to find out all you need to know about the Show. It illustrates the history behind the Show, the new person in the role of Lord Mayor and all those people and organisations taking part. Copies are available on the day throughout the entire route.

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