Since 1215 and the famous Magna Carta signed by King John of England, the City's Mayor – elected each by the citizens – swears loyalty to the Crown on the second Saturday of November. If today the Lord Mayor is no more than the City's ambassador, the ceremony still carried on. English people love that traditional parade with great pomp and line up in large numbers along its route.
The 5,000 metres long procession gives prominence to costumes, floats, orchestras and of course the 18th century golden coach of the Lord Mayor. This shiny parade, which starts with a colourful flotilla on River Thames, is without confusion named The Lord Mayor's Show. If you wish to witness the fireworks that end the show, we recommend you go to Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars Bridge, the pedestrian area in South Bank and Waterloo Bridge.
The Lord Mayor's Show
12 November 2016
Fireworks at 5:15 p.m.