This page brings together all the press releases published by the City and any other information useful to people covering the 2011 Lord Mayor’s Show.
The busiest times here are towards the end of September, when the incoming Lord Mayor is elected, and in the fortnight before the Show when last minute details are released, but we also publish useful background information and feature material in the intervening weeks.
There is also an accreditation scheme for press covering the Lord Mayor's Banquet, which this year includes speeches from the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury as well as the new and late Lord Mayors.
There are several photographic and interview opportunities in and around the Lord Mayor’s Show, including the dawn coach rehearsal. Details will be published here as soon as times and dates are set.
All the press releases put out by the City of London Press Office will appear here immediately, along with any others that seem useful.
Win Lord Mayor’s Show family Grandstand tickets!
31 October 2012 You and your family could be there on Saturday 10 November for a fun-packed day out as the 685th Lord Mayor of London embarks on a spectacular procession involving music, dancing, 75 exciting floats, 156 participating organisations, 22 bands, 125 horses and 155 vehicles – all watched by around 2 million people live on BBC1. The crowds grow up to half a million and this year’s procession involves 6,500 people!
Southwark social enterprise to play a leading role at the Lord Mayor’s Show
26 October 2012Vision Housing – a Borough High Street-based housing charity and social enterprise, which provides housing and support for vulnerable people - has received a grant of £15,000 from the City of London Corporation to take part in the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Show this year.
Tower Hamlets community group to play a leading role at the Lord Mayor's Show
10 October 2012Say It Loud – a Tower Hamlets-based not-for-profit group for disadvantaged youngsters has received a grant of £15,000 from the City of London Corporation to take part in the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Show this year.
Brick Lane women's group to play a leading role at the Lord Mayor's Show
10 October 2012East-End women’s community group Heba Women’s Project has received a grant of £15,000 from the City of London Corporation to take part in the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Show this year.
Next Lord Mayor of the City of London is determined to ensure 'service to society' is at the heart of 'financial services'
14 September 2012Alderman Roger Gifford was today elected as the 685th Lord Mayor of the City of London, to serve as the global ambassador for UK-based financial and business services, from Friday 9 November (the Lord Mayor’s Show is on Saturday 10 November).
Celebrate London's history and diversity at the Lord Mayor's Show 2012
14 September 2012On Saturday 10 November, the newly elected 685th Lord Mayor of London will follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and embark on a 6,500-strong procession from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice via St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the Lord Mayor’s Show.
For more information
For further information about these or any other subject, or to arrange an interview with Dominic Reid, please contact John Park at the City of London Press Office on 020 7332 1754 or by email at John.Park at cityoflondon.gov.uk.
The new Lord Mayor
The 685th Lord Mayor of London has been elected: he is Alderman Roger Gifford. He takes office on 9 November in the Silent Ceremony, then on the morning of November 10th he will leave the City of London and travel to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear loyalty to the Crown.
After a trial run last year, the Lord Mayor is taking to the river for the first time in 156 years. The flotilla, include the traditional ceremonial barge Gloriana, will set off from Vauxhall at 8.30 and take about an hour to reach the City.