The RICOH Lord Mayors Hot Air Balloon Regatta®

Sweeping across the London skies…

In June each year, 50 hot air balloons glide across London’s skyline at the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® to raise money and awareness for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

The brainchild of Exclusive Ballooning, the Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta is the official ballooning event of the City of London as well as the aerial extension of the 800-year-old Lord Mayor’s Show. In fact, the Balloon Regatta has become such a huge success that with the backing of the City of London Corporation, Mansion House and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Office, it’s become a significant landmark in London’s social calendar.

“Yesterday’s media coverage combined gave us exposure to nearly four million people – excluding the many people who saw us from the ground! A conservative estimate of what similar exposure of this kind would have cost us of we had to pay these media companies (online only) would be in the region of £80,000 – although of course the BBC coverage cannot be paid for and so is even more valuable.”

Head of Communications, Keltbray

Even in its very first year, the Regatta® was trending on twitter and hit the headlines worldwide, even making the European picture of the day in the Wall Street Journal. If that’s the sort of publicity you’d like for your brand, connect with us to find out more.

“The 2015 Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta® was an amazing success promoting the City of London and hot air ballooning in a very positive light, whilst raising almost £80,000 for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.”

The Rt. Hon. Former Lord Mayor of London Sir Alan Yarrow.