London,
17
October
2022
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12:32
Europe/Amsterdam

Show time for the 694th Lord Mayor!

Date: Saturday 12 November 2022

Time: 11.00am

Route: From The Mansion House via Cheapside and St Paul’s Cathedral to the Royal Courts of Justice

Military bands, Taiko drummers, mounted knights, a 1955 Austin Champ, and a very large inflatable pig will be among the attractions in the three-mile-long procession at The Lord Mayor’s Show next month.

The noisiest, largest, and most colourful event in the City of London’s calendar takes place on Saturday 12 November, bringing together over 6,500 people, 250 horses, and over 50 decorated floats in a major spectacle that dates back to the 13th century.

Nicholas Lyons, who has been elected as the 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London and will take office on Friday 11 November, will ride in the procession in the golden State Coach, which has been used in every Lord Mayor’s Show since 1757, and is the oldest ceremonial vehicle in regular use in the world.

The annual event, which celebrates the City’s ancient past and modern outlook, enables the Lord Mayor to ‘show’ himself or herself to the public.

Cheered on by an estimated 250,000 people lining the City’s streets and millions watching the live BBC coverage and online streaming of the event, the procession will leave the Lord Mayor’s official residence, The Mansion House, at 11.00am.

Lord Mayor Elect Nicholas Lyons said:

“Come rain or shine, the huge crowds and their sheer enthusiasm for the Show never fail to surprise and delight everyone involved in it, and I hope that as many people as possible will join me for this remarkable, inclusive, and diverse event.

“The Lord Mayor’s Show and the role of the Lord Mayor are unique.  I am looking forward to taking part and feeling a mixture of pride and excitement as well as a clear-headed focus about the year ahead.

“‘Financing our Future’ is my mayoral theme. Together we will promote a resilient, resourceful, and responsible City. We will focus on fuelling the economy to help supercharge economic growth and investment nationwide, and boosting the UK’s global competitiveness. All this will be underpinned by a commitment to financial inclusion for everybody.”

As Lord Mayor of the City of London Nicholas Lyons will become the elected head of the City Corporation. He will serve as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry and will succeed the current Lord Mayor Vincent Keaveny.

The Lord Mayor acts as an international spokesperson for the City, leading business delegations overseas to key international markets on behalf of the UK’s financial and professional services industry.

ENDS

Notes to editors

For media accreditation for The Lord Mayor’s Show, please email Jayne Pearce-McMenamin and Andy McMenamin at Pearce International at LMS22@pearceinternational.com 

For media enquiries (including high resolution images of Lord Mayor Elect Nicholas Lyons and previous Lord Mayors Shows; and interviews with Dominic Reid, Pageantmaster of the Lord Mayor’s Show, please contact Andrew Buckingham (see below):

Andrew Buckingham, Media Officer (Arts & Culture), City of London Corporation

M: +44 (0) 7795 333060

E: andrew.buckingham@cityoflondon.gov.uk

 For more information about The Lord Mayor’s Show, please visit www.lordmayorsshow.london.

About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation, is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK – www.cityoflondon.gov.uk