On 12 November 2011, the 684th Lord Mayor of London will follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and embark on a procession from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice via St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the Lord Mayor’s Show.
In a tradition dating back to 1215 and enshrined in the charter of King John, each new Lord Mayor is required to swear a pledge of allegiance to the Sovereign in front of the Lord Chief Justice and Judges of the Queen’s Bench Division. An established highlight in London’s social calendar, the Lord Mayor’s Show attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, with millions watching at home.
Behind the new Lord Mayor over 6,000 people from all across London and the UK will come together in a procession extending more than three miles to celebrate their city’s proud cultural heritage and to revel in its diverse modernity. With more than 100 participating organisations ranging from the Barts & The London Charity to the Mexico Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Show demonstrates exactly why London is widely regarded the most cosmopolitan city in the world and why the Square Mile continues to enjoy its reputation as a world-leading financial centre.
Insignia can arrange exclusive VIP seats at St. Paul’s Cathedral to watch the procession and restaurant reservations for you to watch the spectacular firework display over the River Thames as you dine.