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Lord Mayor's Show

The Lord Mayor's Show is an annual event held in the City of London when the Mayor makes his way from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear allegiance to the crown. The procession has been marked by each Lord Mayor since 1215, including Dick Whittington (famous for having a cat). Since then the journey has grown into a rich pageant, ending with a magnificent fireworks display over the Thames. The parade has proven extremely resilient - being held through war and plague - and is now one of the world's most beloved processions, attracting about half a million people and watched on the BBC by millions the world over.

Venue: Central London, between Mansion House and Aldwych

Date: 8 November 2014

Website: www.lordmayorsshow.org