Don’t Miss the Spectacular Lord Mayor’s Show in London

I attended the Lord Mayor’s Show in London for the first time in November 2013. It’s an annual parade, dating back to the 16th century. which celebrates the inauguration of the Lord Mayor of the City of London. It’s a hybrid of traditional British ceremony and a global themed carnival.

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I watched the Lord Mayor’s Flotilla along the River Thames earlier that morning.

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Unfortunately, heavy rain was forecast from 11am that day, the time that the parade through the City of London was due to begin. I arrived prepared wearing my waterproof jacket and trousers. I managed to find a spot at the edge of the pavement in Cheapside between Bank Station and St Paul’s Cathedral. Despite the wet conditions everyone was in good spirits. I did get a bit fed up avoiding the points of umbrella spokes, but that’s a hazard of being in pole position for taking photos, plus being tall.

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Do try to attend the Lord Mayor’s Show in London and cross your fingers for a dry, sunny day.