Lord Mayor’s Show weekend traffic disruption

A large number of the City of London’s and surrounding roads will be closed to traffic on Saturday 11 November for The Lord Mayors Show, which will finish with a spectacular fireworks display on the River Thames to close the day’s festivities.

Traffic closures will be in place throughout most of the Square Mile from 07.00 with most roads reopening from 18.00.

The fireworks display, sponsored by the City of London Corporation, will begin at 17.15 from a barge moored between Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.

Blackfriars Bridge will be closed all day and Waterloo Bridge will also be closed to traffic from 16.00 to allow crowds to safely enjoy the display.

Both bridges will reopen before 18.00 once the event has finished.

The annual Remembrance Sunday service will also take place the following day with planned traffic closures throughout central London.

Visitors are advised to use public transport or alternative routes to minimise disruption to their journeys over the weekend.


Media enquiries

Carl Locsin, Media Officer, City of London Corporation

T 020 7332 3654 / M 0738 862 229

E carl.locsin@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Notes to editors

About the Lord Mayor’s Show

Details of road closures can be found on the Lord Mayor’s Show website - https://lordmayorsshow.london/traffic/roads-closed

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

  • We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, makes grants of around £20 million annually to tackle disadvantage across London.
  • We also help look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, the Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important commons in London.
  • We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies, all reflecting a long-term approach.

See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for more details.