Lord Mayor's Show celebrations

The new Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, has taken office ahead of the annual pageant today. She is only the second woman to do so.

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Road closure update: Lord Mayor's show

Several roads are closed until 7pm due to the Lord Mayor's Show:

  • Victoria Embankment closed both directions between Bridge Street & A3 Arthur Street / Swan Lane
  • A1 Goswell Road closed both directions between Old Street & Montague Street / London Wall
  • London Wall both directions between St Martin's Le Grand & Bishopsgate
  • Blackfriars Bridge closed between Southwark Street & Queen Victoria Street/Tudor Street.
  • Farringdon Road closed between Blackfriars Bridge/Victoria Embankment & Clerkenwell Road.
  • A4 New Fetter Lane closed between A40 High Holborn/Charterhouse Street/Hatton Garden/St Andrew Street & Fleet Street.

Crowds brave the rain for Lord Mayor procession

Crowds have lined the streets of London to watch the celebrations for the newly-elected Lord Mayor of London. The procession got under way this morning at Mansion House and the march will finish at the Royal Courts.

The Lord Mayor's Processions got underway this morning Credit: Clare Reynolds/ITV News
Crowds lining the streets of London armed with brollies Credit: Clare Reynolds/ITV News
The procession gets under way at Mansion House Credit: Clare Reynolds/ITV News

Female Lord Mayor becomes only second in history

The Lord Mayor's show has paraded through the streets of London for just shy of 800 years. The spectacle has survived the blitz, the great fire and the black death to become a world famous event.

Tomorrow there will be the usual pomp and ceremony, but this year there will also be a break with tradition. Fiona Woolf has become the new Lord Mayor - only the 2nd woman in history to hold the title. Lucrezia Millarini got the chance to meet her.

Lord Mayor's Show: How will public transport be affected?


Many buses will be diverted. Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire

Many bus routes will divert, terminate early, or run to an altered timetable.

Check TfL to check your route.


Trains will not stop at London Bridge. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Trains won’t stop at London Bridge and will divert via Elephant & Castle.


Boris bikes will be affected. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Some of the docking stations in closed roads will not be in use. Check before you travel.


Lord Mayor's Show: Road closures

Many roads will be shut due to the procession tomorrow.

Closures will start at 7am. Roads will reopen between 4pm and 5pm. The following will be shut:

  • Aldersgate Street
  • London Wall
  • Moorgate
  • St Martins Le Grand
  • Princes Street
  • Bank
  • Mansion House Street
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Cheapside
  • Ludgate Circus
  • Fleet Street
  • Strand
  • Aldwych
  • Temple Place
  • Blackfriars Bridge
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