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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.

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