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 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 2017 event will be an unique launch from the runway of London City Airport, see updates for more information.

The official dates for the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® are 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of June. Pilot applications will open on December 27th 2016 at 12pm.

Due to the weather dependent nature of hot air ballooning, this event is on standby for every Sunday morning in June and will proceed on the first available of these dates when the weather is suitable.

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

Lord Mayor's Regatta