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Lord Mayor’s Show

The Lord Mayor’s Show winds through 804 years of turbulent London history, from its origins as a way for King John to keep London in line (didn’t work) through centuries of mediæval carnival and imperial spectacle to become the world’s first live outdoor broadcast and its longest-running TV show.

The modern Show is a joyful and diverse civic parade of over 6000 people, with dozens of marching bands, military detachments, carriages, dance troupes, giant contraptions and ceremonial displays. Every year is different and surprising, combining London’s ancient pomp, rowdy patchwork heritage and modern dynamism to create a spectacle unlike anything else in the world.

The Show will offer two family Show Zones, at Paternoster Square and the new Bloomberg building. They will include fairground rides, giant games, street food stalls, craft workshops and a full size entertainment stage. The programme runs all day, fits neatly around the procession and provides a perfect base for a day out with the family.

9 November

Free

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Date:
9 November
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://lordmayorsshow.london/

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