Lord Mayor’s Flotilla

The River Pageant was brought back for one year in 1953, to mark the 500th anniversary of the first event, when a procession of 150 craft travelled from Greenwich to Westminster.

2011 saw the return of a River-based event as a pageant of approximately 22 traditional Thames Waterman’s Cutters escorted the new Lord Mayor, aboard the shallop “Jubilant”, from Westminster Boating Base downriver through Tower Bridge to HMS President.

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It has now become an annual event and will take place this year on Saturday 9th November 2013, when a pageant of upwards of 20 traditional Thames Waterman’s Cutters will set off from Westminster Boating Base at 8.35  am and proceed downriver to arrive at HMS President, (down stream from St Katharine’s Dock)  at 9.30 am, where the Lord Mayor will disembark to continue his journey to the Mansion House by coach.

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