The Lord Mayor’s Show, one of the landmark events in the City of London’s calendar, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like many areas of the country, the City of London has a number of statues and other landmarks which have links to the slave trade and historic racism.
It will come as no surprise, in the current circumstances, that Government legislation and guidance, aimed at controlling the spread of the virus, continues to present significant limitations on the manner in which the proceedings for the Election of Lord Mayor might be conducted this year.
Recently the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress extracted some honey from one of their two Mansion House beehives.
The City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, has pledged £5 million to the London Community Response Fund (LCRF), which is helping organisations keep providing vital services through the pandemic.
Four members of frontline staff at a major London hospital have received the Freedom of the City of London, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the hospital’s work during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The City of London Corporation has celebrated a Victorian era civil engineer who is credited with slowing deadly cholera outbreaks by naming a new River Thames embankment after him.