The RICOH Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta®
The Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® is the official ballooning event of The City of London and aerial extension of the historic 800 year old Lord Mayor’s Show. The event was the brainchild of aerial marketing company Exclusive Ballooning and was founded and is still organised by the Gloucestershire based firm.
Each year up to fifty hot air balloons take flight across central London raising awareness and funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, the City of London and those associated with it.
Leading the launch each year is the official Lord Mayor’s Appeal hot air balloon which carries both the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. Joining the official Lord Mayor's balloon are the Corporate Partners of the event who generously support the Appeal and see their brand flying high across the London skyline.
Previous Corporate Partners have included Fortnum & Mason, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Renishaw PLC, Keltbray, London City Airport, Riney, Broadgate Estates, Universal Pictures, Mamont, Financial Times, William Hill, Longleat, along with 2016 and 2017 headline sponsor RICOH.
Having launched from the runway of London City Airport in 2017 as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations, for this year’s flight, there will be another new unique location in central London and the Regatta will be launching from Battersea Park. The prevailing wind should allow for another stunning and unforgettable flight over Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London.
The 2018 Balloon Regatta® is again sponsored by RICOH and is on standby for June 3rd, 10th, 17th and July 1st. Due to the weather dependent nature of hot air ballooning, this event is on standby for multiple Sunday morning dates and will proceed on the first available of these dates when the weather is suitable.
If you would like to join our existing Corporate Partners in supporting the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and see your livery on a hot air balloon in the skies of London, please contact Exclusive Ballooning on 01453 511280.
We would also like to thank the sponsors: