Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks

Thu, 27/10/2016

The Lord Mayor’s Show will be taking place in the City of London on 12 November 2016. There will also be a firework display in the evening at 5.15 pm.

Travel in the City of London will be affected on this day so plan ahead for an easier journey.

A number of roads will be closed on this day, so you’ll need to plan your travel around the area in advance. The information here will help you understand how your journey could be affected.

About the show

The Lord Mayor’s Show is a spectacular display of creativity, music, history, pageantry and dance. It includes a huge array of floats and performers, military units and modern businesses, charities and communities group that represent the many different elements that make up the City of London.

It is a fantastic day out for everyone to enjoy.

For more information visit the Lord Mayor's website or call 020 7332 3456.


The day is brought to an end with a fireworks display at 5.15 pm, launched from a barge moored between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges. Best views will be along Victoria Embankment and on the South Bank. The fireworks are sponsored by the City of London Corporation.

For more information on the Fireworks, visit the Lord Mayor's website or City of London's website.


Parking along the route will be suspended from Friday 11 November 2016. If you usually park on an affected road, you should move your vehicle elsewhere the night before, otherwise you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (parking ticket) and your vehicle might be removed.

Public transport

There are no planned rail or London Underground closures in this area on the day.

Some bus services will need to be diverted, temporarily suspended or terminated earlier than their usual destination as a result of the road closures. Some stops will also be temporarily relocated or suspended.

Please leave more time for travel on the day, particularly bus journeys, and plan ahead by visiting the TFL website.

Last updated: 10 November 2016
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