The 2015 Lord Mayor’s Show may be the other side of the river, but it’s always a great spectacle.
The Lord Mayor of London has made the trip to Westminster to swear loyalty to the Crown every year sine 1215. To mark this 800th anniversary here’s 15 facts about the show past and present.
By the Numbers
the number of kings and queens of England who have reigned since the first show in 1215
the population of London in 1215 (today’s population is 8.63 million)
the age of the golden state coach the Lord Mayor of London will ride in
the number of floats in the procession
the number of people in the procession
the number of horses in the procession
the number of people expected to attend the Show
the height of the heavily-armed wicker giants Gog and Magog, the traditional guardians of the City of London, who first walked at the head of the Lord Mayor’s procession around five hundred years ago
2 miles (nearly):
the length of the route of the largest unrehearsed procession in the world (that’ll be the Lord Mayor’s Show!)
the length the procession would be if it could be fully assembled
the time the Pagentmaster has been planning this year’s show
the year Britain adopted the Gregorian Calendar and the original date of the show was changed
the year the Doves Type font used on the Lord Mayor’s Show website was thrown into to the Thames before being re-discovered and digitised in 2014
the number of manhole covers on the route
the amount you can save on the new book on the history of the Lord Mayor’s Show if you are quick (£24.95, was £29.95)
Lord Mayor’s Show 2015 Timings
Taking place on Saturday 14th November, there are events all day and many family activities and special exhibitions including the Lord Mayor’s arrival by river and the fireworks finale.
For full details of all the events and more about the history of the show visit lordmayorsshow.london
Images from lordmayorsshow.london