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The City is a packed full of exciting events, festivals and markets for all to enjoy.

Check out the seasonal events guide for a great round up of entertainment in the City, or visit the City Information Centre for friendly advice from someone in the know.

Annual highlights

The City of London Corporation hosts and supports the below annual events and festivals:

Lord Mayor's Show

Second Saturday of November

Every year the City turns out to welcome the new Lord Mayor – and it does so in style. A grand parade of pomp military bands, vibrant community groups and traditional pikemen will be cheered on by a crowd of half a million people and watched live on the BBC by millions more. The procession travels from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice and back to Mansion House via Victoria Embankment. The event is a fantastic opportunity for every generation to take part in London history and to enjoy the liveliest and most colourful day on the City's calendar. Lord Mayor's Show

Spitalfields Music Festivals

Spitalfields Music brings together world class artists and local musicians in one of the most unusual and creative corners of London. Drawing inspiration from the local area, Spitalfields Music produce an annual festival and run creative music projects throughout the year, focussing on the power of to bring people together, change perspectives, engage the body, emotions and intellect and to spread energy.