Lording It Up

The Lord Mayor’s Show might seem a quaint tradition; the great and good of the city (Bozza J has nothing to do with this event) garlanding themselves in their finest jingle-jangle jewellery and parading through the streets. But there’s a lot more going on than stuffy old dudes in tricorn hats sitting in gold-encrusted carriages. The giant basket-woven figures of Gog and Magog, the guardians of the city lend a Summerisle-style pagan feel to the procession, while tanks, vintage cars, horses and marching bands create a show over which kids will go nuts. No fireworks this year, sadly, but, let’s face it, with the Olympics, Jubilee and recent fireworks night, we can’t complain. More here and route and times here