Lord Mayor’s Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show has been taking place annually for almost 800 years and features the capital’s most spectacular fireworks display along the Thames. There is also a parade of over 6,000 people including military marching bands, Chinese acrobats and a procession of floats followed by a State Coach with the Lord Mayor on board. The show will take place on 9 November 2013 and will last from 11am until 5pm. The mayor departs from Mansion House and heads towards the Royal Courts of Justice, where he will swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen. There is also a free guided walk at 3pm, starting from No 1 Poultry. The parade ends in a grand finale – a massive fireworks display at 5pm The event is entirely free and a thrilling experience for the family.
Mansion House, also known as the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally intended to be a place where the mayor could represent the city of London. It is more than two centuries old and has been subject to much renovation, but redeems its extravagance. One of the nearest hotels is the Apex London Wall Hotel and the closest tube station is Bank Tube Station.