The 804th edition of the traditional procession as a golden State Coach is pulled through London

In full pomp and circumstance! The 804th edition of the Lord Mayor‘s Show takes place as a golden State Coach is pulled through the streets followed by glittering parade floats


Waving his feather trimmed tricorne hat from the golden Grand State Coach, ‘s soon-to-be Mayor appeared to relish his role riding through the capital‘s streets this morning.

William Russell was elected as the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London and raised his feather hat to the crowds as part of the 804th Lord Mayor‘s Show.

His carriage was drawn by six shire horses and took him along a three-mile-long route, starting at Mansion House at 11am and travelling via Cheapside and St Paul‘s to the Royal Courts of Justice. 

Among the spectators was actor Damian Lewis and and wife Helen McCrory who were pictured wrapped up warm as they braced the cold for the procession.

Crowds greeted Mr Russell while also paying tribute to British culture, with some donning a Yorkshire Tea costume or a Tregothnan Tea prop on the back of their bicycle.  

William Russell has been elected as the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London and raised his feather hat to crowds as part of the 804th Lord Mayor‘s Show

Damian Lewis and wife Helen McCrory, left, braved the cold as they enjoyed the sights of the Lord Mayor‘s Show in London, this morning

Dancers, who are dressed in vibrant oriental dress, put on a spectacular display as they wave fans and vibrant sheets of material during the ceremony this morning

Performers sway and dance with pieces of blue material as they embark on the three-mile-long procession, in front of an oriental dragon

A group, who wear cat headpieces, raise their arms to the sky in an elaborate dance from a top platform in London today. One of them holds a giant spoon as the others theatrically greet the people on the street

With a nod to British culture, men are captured wearing crumpet costumes as they hop along London‘s streets. They appear joyful at the announcement of the capital‘s 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, next to a Warburtons lorry

Dancers dip and sway in sunset-coloured dresses and hand-fans for a mesmerising routine in London, today

Mr Russell waves from his chariot, which is drawn by six shire horses, passing the City of London Magistrates Court, today

People don golden coloured waistcoats and gloves as they push mock bars of gold through London‘s streets this morning

Mr Russell looks pleased as he heads for the State Coach which takes him through London‘s streets at 11am this morning

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He cocks his head outside of the elaborate State Coach and greets the crowds with a wide smile across his face and trimmed tricorne hat

Striking: Members of the parade wear soldiers uniform and hold rifles as they march through the capital where more than 50,000 were expected to take to the streets

Movie buffs pay tribute to British comedy Red Dwarf by hoisting up the fictional Starbug 1 space ship seen in the television series, today. The space shuttle gets first mentioned in the series in 1989

Members of the armed forces storm through London holding rifles or sitting in an army tank. Among the 38 military groups participating is the Royal Navy and Royal Yeomanry 

Some are left in hysterics as they boldly prance along the streets in Warburtons crumpets costumes, around noon today

Performers take part in a striking synchronised dance holding on behalf of Variety, the Children‘s Charity in London. A girl, pictured right, wears a cardboard sign with a child‘s birthday message written on top

Crowds wear The United Wards‘ Club uniform, founded in the reign of Queen Victoria to promote civic values and foster fellowship amongst the City of London’s citizens and Ward Clubs

Members of the parade don flamboyant costumes which pay tribute to Lewis Carroll‘s Alice in Wonderland, this morning. A woman confidently steps out in a Queen of Hearts wig and dress next to a Mad Hatter character 

A robot made from City of London bins towers above commuters as the city‘s streets are brought to a stand-still for the inaugural celebration of London‘s soon-to-be mayor

A woman is photographed smiling as she skips along London‘s streets in a Yorkshire Tea costume,today. She is followed by two people who don a teabag outfits as part of the exciting procession

Among the tributes to London, is a person wearing a ginormous cuddly panda costume and ICBC t-shirt, which is a bank based in Beijing, pictured next to a woman waving a flag showing China and London‘s flags side-by-side

A gigantic pig was also on show in today‘s grand procession and held up by a group wearing hard-hats and visibility jackets

The Fenwick‘s float takes part in the Lord Mayor‘s Show in the City of London, with a Father Christmas perched on a giant present waving to Londoners

Members of the RAF Regiment march through London as part of the Lord Mayor‘s show, this morning

A woman provides a friendly reminder and encouragement for people to ‘put your shield down and let‘s talk about it‘ on behalf of the Samaritans charity


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