The Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® is the official ballooning event of The City of London and is the aerial extension of the historic Lord Mayor’s Show.

Each year up to fifty hot air balloons take flight across central London raising awareness and funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Leading the launch is the official Lord Mayor’s Appeal hot air balloon which carries both the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.

The 2019 event launched from Battersea Park on Sunday 9th June and saw 46 hot air balloons fill London’s skyline at 5:30am. We are delighted to confirm that the this flight raised £76,000 for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, taking our overall total raised to an amazing £251,724 in just four years. See gallery and updates for more information.

We are delighted to announce that The 2020 Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® will be returning to Battersea Park and will be on standby for July 19th and 26th and August 2nd. Please check this website and follow us our social media for further updates.


Due to the weather dependent nature of hot air ballooning, this event is on standby for multiple Sunday mornings in May and June and will proceed on the first available date when the weather is suitable.

Please see our Updates page for the latest news on each standby date and also our social media for further information

To become a Corporate Partner and have your livery fly over London as part of The 2020 Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta®, please contact us here.

The RICOH Lord Mayor’s Appeal Hot Air Balloon Regatta, London

Lord Mayor's Regatta