The grand annual “The Lord Mayor’s Show” in London is held from 1215, when a mayor for the district City began to be chosen. Currently, this position is only ceremonial, yet keeping all the traditions of honoring the new mayor and the related festive atmosphere.
The show starts in the morning with the parade of river flotilla on the Thames, in which the new mayor arrives with the roar of fireworks into the City.
Then two-hour colorful carnival procession begins: the mayor goes in 250-year-old golden coach, following the huge procession of carnival crowd of 7000 participants, accompanied by orchestras, vintage cars and coaches with 150 horses.
After the procession there are free walking excursion tours in the most interesting old streets of London, and the evening ends with spectacular fireworks over the Thames.