The Lord Mayor’s Show 11.Nov.2017

The 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show is on Saturday 11 November.

A procession of more than 6500 people, 165 horses, 20 bands and 35 carriages, the Lord Mayor’s Show is truly the City’s finest annual event. Fully assembled it would measure over three miles, but it never is or could be. 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 silence for Remembrance Sunday.

The Company of Public Relations Practitioners has a place in The Lord Mayor’s Procession as part of the Modern Livery Companies in position 29 of the 144 strong procession.

Charles Bowman was elected as the next Lord Mayor of the City of London on 29 September 2017. The elected head of the City of London Corporation, an Alderman and a senior partner with PwC, he will serve as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry from 10 November 2017 for a one year term. He will succeed the current Lord Mayor Dr Andrew Parmley and become the 690th person to hold the position. He will take office after the Silent Ceremony on Friday 10 November at Guildhall, in the heart of the Square Mile, with the annual Lord Mayor’s Show taking place on Saturday 11 November. The Lord Mayor’s Banquet follows on Monday 13 November at Guildhall where the Prime Minister will also give a speech.

Outgoing Lord Mayor Andrew Parmley (L) with Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor Elect (R)
Outgoing Lord Mayor Andrew Parmley (L) with Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor Elect (R)

The Lord Mayor’s Show plays host to events all day and many other family activities and special exhibitions will be laid on in the area. From the Lord Mayor’s arrival by river to the fireworks finale, the Lord Mayor’s Day is packed with spectacle.