The Lord Mayor’s Fireworks @ River Thames (13 November)

61._Fireworks_1995To mark the end of the Show and the beginning of a new mayoral year, London’s newly confirmed Lord Mayor will start a magnificent firework display on the river Thames at five o’clock on the 13th of November.

The display includes more than half a tonne of giant fireworks, some of which shoot over 600ft into the sky before exploding, and takes a team of eight pyrotechnicians two days to set it all up.

It’s one of London’s most spectacular annual displays, and you’ll be able to see the fireworks for miles, but for the best view of all head down to Victoria Embankment. The road will be closed to traffic this year so there’s plenty of room.

You can also see from Blackfriars or Waterloo bridges but there is much less space there and the police will be moving people on to keep traffic moving both on the road and the pavement. To avoid disappointment, head for the riverside.

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The City of London police have prepared a helpful map showing where to aim for, along with first aid points, stations and toilets. This is the 2007 version but so far it is still valid: if a new one is issued it will only be a day or two before the Show. The changes are likely to be few.

Click on the image below (or here) to download it, then find a good spot, dress warmly and prepare yourself for a magnificent show!