The parade, which departed from Mansion House, took place on Saturday
Several staging areas allowed the organisers to get the floats, horses, people and cars in order prior to beginning the parade
Briefings beforehand ensured that all understood how the event was going to proceed
The participants in the parade were slowly released from their staging areas and brought together at appropriate junctions
Predictably, torrential rain started just before the parade began in earnest
At the front of the pack of Astons was a suitably patriotic Vanquish
A pair of Rapides took part in the parade
Aston Martin was representing 'The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London'
Despite the inclement conditions, the turnout was good
This was the 798th year that the Lord Mayor's show had taken place
It occupies the area between Mansion House and the Royal Courts of Justice in Aldwych
For around three hours the Astons rolled slowly through central London
Aston's new Vanquish Volante drew plenty of attention
The manufacturer has been involved in several parades this year...
... including its own centenary laps at Le Mans
The Rapide S is powered by a 550bhp V12
Aston ran the cars in a 1-2-1-2 formation, when possible
The crowds were incredibly receptive to the cars, urging them on to gun their engines
The presence of horses meant that things had to be kept relatively subdued, however
Heavy rain meant that the Volante's roof had to stay up, initially at least
The parade is put together on the day - there's no practice run
The V12-engined Vanquish Volante, on the right, has recently been launched and costs £199,995
Aston's Vanquish is capable of 0-62mph in just 4.1sec
Spectators turned out in their tens of thousands to see the parade weave through the city
The rain began to ease later in the parade, finally stopping just before the lunch break
The lunch stop at the halfway point gave people a good opportunity to get much closer to the cars
Having been idling away for over two hours now, the Astons served as very capable radiators...
... much to the relief of many cold and wet participants in the parade
Myriad positive comments were given on the quality and attention to detail in the Aston's interiors
With the sun sneaking through the clouds, the roof finally came down on the Vanquish Volante
The amount of attention the cars got was remarkable; clearly there is a lot of enthusiasm about the Aston brand
Also taking part in the parade was the British Red Cross, the Radio Taxis Group and the AA
Sand had been laid down on many of the roads to improve traction for those on foot
The Vanquish's top speed of 183bhp wasn't tested during the event
Aston Martin claims the Vanquish will average a reasonable 19.6mpg in regular use
It's a car that's designed for British roads, which many buyers no doubt appreciate
Over 7000 people participated in the parade
Hundreds of vehicles took part too, including cabs, classic cars and a traction engine
Previous centenary events for Aston this year included a huge display of historic and modern models in Kensington gardens
Six Aston Martins took part in total
Aston brought along its newest model, the Vanquish Volante, as well as...
... the standard coupé, which led the way
Despite being unrehearsed, the parade went smoothly
The members of the Guild marched with the Astons through London
Details of the show are released every year upon the election of the new Lord Mayor
Horses also played a prevalent part in the event; around 150 were involved
It's claimed to be 'the longest, grandest and most meticulously organised procession in the world'
The parade followed a loop, ending back up at Mansion House in the afternoon
All six Astons performed flawlessly, despite the lengthy crawl at very slow speeds
The drivers, Aston Martin representatives and members of the Guild lined up for a final shot before the cars were shipped back
The Lord Mayor's show, a colourful parade that celebrates the swearing in of a new London mayor, played host to British manufacturer Aston Martin this year.
Six new Aston Martins participated in the annual parade, bringing an end to the manufacturer's centenary celebrations.
Also involved in the parade, which covered approximately three and a half miles through central London, were more than 7000 people, 150 horses and hundreds of vehicles.
Besides the modern Astons, highlights of the event included the Band of the Scots Guards, giant robots, a traction engine, motorised bathtubs and armoured vehicles.
Over the course of the year, Aston has been celebrating its 100th year with myriad events, including a display of iconic Astons in Kensington Gardens and centenary parades at both the Nürburgring and Le Mans.
Click here to read more about Aston Martin's current line-up.