St Bride's: News - St Bride's welcomes visitors to Lord Mayor's Show

Updated 21/04/21: We are delighted that St Bride’s doors are now open six days a week for those wishing to worship, pray and visit (closed on Saturdays). Our two Sunday choral serices have also resumed.
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St Bride's welcomes visitors to Lord Mayor's Show

St Bride's welcomes visitors to Lord Mayor's Show

You are warmly invited to St Bride's on Saturday 10th November during the annual Lord Mayor's Show from 10am til 3pm.

The Show, also known as 'London's favourite Street Party', continues inside, in the welcoming (and dry!) surroundings of the church.

There's a great view of the procession which passes along Fleet Street right outside St Bride's. Here's the running order→

You can watch the show on the big screen and enjoy a wide range of homemade food and drinks, find out about 2,000 years of fascinating history of St Bride's, and see the Roman Pavement and remnants of the Great Fire in the Crypt on one of our short guided tours.

Our shop will be open and provides a wide range of gifts, such as CDs by our own professional choir, books and artisan preserves: it's an excellent chance to get your Christmas presents sorted early.

For more information or if you'd like to help out on the day itself, please contact

flotilla.jpgThe Lord Mayor's Show is celebrating its 803rd anniversary on Saturday 10th November 2018. Thanks to the ancient paranoia of King John, since 1215 every newly-elected Lord Mayor has to leave the safety of the City of London and travel through the winding medieval streets of the Square Mile to Westminster to swear loyalty to the Crown. It has been cancelled on only one occasion, since - in 1852, to allow for the funeral of the Duke of Wellington.

Over the centuries, this journey has become London's favourite street party with hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets. St Bride's has been an integral part of the City since its founding in the 5th Century, experiencing its joys and challenges including the founding of printing in England, the Great Fire of 1666 and the resultant wedding-cake spire! We have strong links with Livery Companies, both ancient and modern.

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