In Pictures: London streets awash with colour for Lord Mayor’s Show

By Press Association Reporters

A procession to welcome the new Lord Mayor of London has taken place on the streets of the capital.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Peter Estlin, inspects a Royal Navy guard of honour outside the Mansion House (John Stillwell/PA)

Alderman Peter Estlin, who will become the 691st Lord Mayor of London, rode in a gold state coach during the procession, a tradition since the event’s inauguration back in the 16th century.

Peter Estlin watches the parade from a balcony (John Stillwell/PA)

The route of the procession starts at Bank and ends in Aldwych, travelling from Mansion House to Fleet Street via St Paul’s Cathedral, and then back along Embankment.

A paratrooper with a giant poppy on his backpack takes part in the parade (John Stillwell/PA)
Representatives of Barclays also took part (John Stillwell/PA)
Performers representing Taiwan (John Stillwell/PA)
A woman wearing a Big Ben costume (John Stillwell/PA)
Representatives of Metro Bank take part in the parade (John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)
Representatives of the Heartfordshire Showband (John Stillwell/PA)
A float in the parade (John Stillwell/PA)
A float from China’s largest retailer passes in front of St Paul’s Cathedral (David Parry/PA)
Performers take part in the parade (John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)