To mark the beginning of a new mayoral year, London's newly confirmed Lord Mayor usually starts a magnificent firework display on the river Thames at five o'clock on the day of the Show.
We are sorry about the lack of fireworks in 2012. We lost the main sponsor for the event, and it proved very difficult to find another in a year already full of grand firework displays. The growing popularity of the Lord Mayor's Fireworks has also made it a more costly event to put on, causing many road closures and raising policing and public safety concerns. In the end it was decided that there are only so many fireworks London should send up in a year.
We are looking for new sponsors and we expect to bring back the Lord Mayor's Fireworks next year. We hope they will be bigger and better than ever. Please watch this space or follow @lordmayors_show for the latest news.
Grandstand seats usually become available in April.
After 156 years off the water (and a trial float last year) the Lord Mayor takes to the Thames again!
Between the Show and the fireworks, join the London City Guides for a free guided walk through the City's strange and marvellous history.