Every year in November The Lord Mayor’s Show takes place and despite having lived close to London for more than twenty years I had never attended this event. Until last year. My fellow street photographer Paul Harrison told me that it was a great opportunity not to be missed by any street photographer. Ironically Paul couldn’t attend this year as he was visiting Paris – to be honest, I don’t think he was too sad about it as Paris itself is a great venue for street photography.
I was mainly pointing my camera at the audience rather than the parade itself. The latter started around 11 o’clock but it paid off to be there a couple of hours before to photograph the participants who were dressed up for the occasion in the most charming and inventive ways. There were many who represented various organisation and there was also a military presence. The route of the parade has its starting point close to St. Paul’s Cathedral from where it travels west along Ludgate Hill and Fleet Street towards Strand. There is a lunch pause close to Temple before the march back to St. Paul’s along the Thames. The afternoon blessed us with sunshine which I appreciated as the morning had been a bit overcast.
Here is a gallery with some photos I shot from the event.