Join the Lord Mayor of London for the day

It's the annual Lord Mayor's Show this weekend - head to the city to see one London's best free parades.  Watch the 'floats' at 11am, so named from the days when the parade took place on the River Thames.   See the Lord Mayor in his Golden Coach, ridden in since 1757 and built at a grand cost of £1065.0s.3d. 

While you are at it, explore the City.  Discover the secrets of Dick Whittington's London: where he lived, where he worked and where he is buried.  See the City's greatest buildings including Guildhall, with its medieval hall where Lord Mayor's have traditionally feasted on turtle soup, and Mansion House at Bank, where the Lord Mayor lives and holds court.   Check out the walk in our Adventure Walks for Families in London book which takes you round the city to discover the story of London's Lord Mayor and the city.  

Did you know?  The first pantomime performance of Dick Whittington's story was at Covent Garden in 1814.
Whittington paid for a 64 seater public loo, overhanging the river, nicknamed 'Whittington's Longhouse'.  It was one of the first public toilets in London.

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