Aldgate Connect takes on the Lord Mayor’s Show Back to previous

Aldgate Connect takes on the Lord Mayor’s Show

Author: Izabella Kasinska


We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show by having a creative float in partnership with the EC Partnership.

Young people play a huge role in both Aldgate and the Eastern City. In Aldgate, there is a vast population of school children, students and young professionals in a deeply urban environment, and in the Eastern City, young people are provided with employment and opportunity. It’s vital that we nurture, inspire and encourage young people in the City, providing them with hope and opportunities for the future.

The Aldgate and Eastern City float is an homage to young people, reflecting their creativity and independence and showing that the City is a welcoming and inclusive place. The community has been heavily involved in the design and build. You’ll see individual shops inspired by Petticoat Lane, which have all been devised and designed by school children; trees, symbolising the growth and connectivity of the area, with community-made ‘fruits of aspiration’ hanging from them, and a silhouette of the area’s iconic skyline.

Sustainability has been an important consideration when designing the float, with the trailer being towed by an eco-vehicle and recycled materials being used where possible. Many materials will also be reused for the Aldgate in Winter Festival.

Keep an eye out for our colourful community float on Saturday 13th November 2021!