The Lord Mayor’s Show 2017
The Lord Mayor’s Show is a procession of more than 6500 people, 165 horses, 20 bands and 35 carriages. Fully assembled it would measure over three miles long but it never is, as the route from Mansion House to the Royal Courts covers less than two miles.
The procession will set off from Mansion House at 11:03am, after a silent Remembrance. It is led away by the Band of the Coldstream Guards and at a steady marching pace they will take 27 minutes to get to the Royal Courts. The procession that follows is over an hour long, so the City’s sanitation department (who always bring up the rear) will reach the courts at around 12.30.
The return leg leaves Temple Avenue at 1.15pm and the tail of the procession arrives back at Mansion House at around 2.45.
Where To Watch
The procession travels out via St Pauls, then returns by Victoria Embankment. The liveliest crowd is from Bank to St Pauls between 11 and 12.30. For a less crowded viewpoint we suggest somewhere between Blackfriars and Mansion House station between 1.15 and 2.30.
Roads Closed For The Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show shuts down the City of London for most of the day. There is no road access at all, either in or out, and many bus services are diverted or interrupted. We regret the inconvenience this causes but the security of the Show is taken very seriously and no exceptions can be made.