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10 November 2012

Watch the Lord Mayor's Show

London is now on its 685th Lord Mayor, and some date the Lord Mayor's Show back to as 1215, when King John granted his charter to allow citizens of London to elect a mayor. Today, nearly 800 years later, the show is still going strong and today it hits the City of London, promising the usual mixture of spectacle and marching.

For this year's show, we're told to expect a three and a half mile procession, with over 6,500 participants as well as marching bands, horses, carriages and more from 11am until 2.30pm. Though this year the fireworks will not be happening, we are told that a flotilla will be taking place before the show from 8.30am as some sort of replacement.

For more, see http://www.lordmayorsshow.org/

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