The election for the 687th Lord mayor of London will take place today. The new candidate will replace Fiona Woolf who became only the second woman to hold the ceremonial position.
The new Lord Mayor will be sworn in on the 7th November, the day before the 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.