The Lord Mayor’s Show
On Saturday 12th November, the City played host to the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. Steeped in history, it represents the City of London, with involvement from Civic, Livery and the Military.
The day starts with a river pageant along the Thames, followed by a procession made up of no less than 7,000 people and 140 floats, along with a mere 200 horses.
The Lord Mayor travels in the magnificent State Coach (pictured), which is over 250 years old, and is on display at the Museum of London between shows.
Historically, the Lord Mayor was viewed as a celebrity figure – someone to aspire and look up to for the ‘commoners’. In modern day, the Lord Mayor travels the world to promote the City through business, and works closely with the Mayor of London. Charity work is also a major focus, with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal celebrating ‘the achievements and contribution of the City beyond the world of business’.
For more information on the Lord Mayor’s Show and the Lord Mayor, please see below links:
Images courtesy of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers