International Travel — U.K.
London New Year's Day Parade
— Annual New Year's Day Parade
London New Year's Day Parade & Festival
For over 25 years, London's New Year’s Day Parade has been the biggest event of its kind in the world — boasting a street-side audience of over half a million people. 2011 marked the parade's special "Silver" 25th Anniversary. And 2012's parade was the first official event to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
More than 10,000 performers representing 20 countries from around the world participate in London's annual West End Parade. The Parade features marching bands, costumed performers, colorful inflated giant balloons, clowns, acrobats, cheerleaders, and more — fun for everyone!
Key Dates and Times
January 1st — 11.45am-3pm.
The Parade takes place rain or shine.
Where to Watch
The London Parade starts at 11.45am outside the Ritz Hotel (on Piccadilly, at the junction with Berkeley Street) and finishes around 3pm at Parliament Street. Arrive early to get a good viewing spot.
Parade starts on Berkeley Street, then runs along Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and ends at Parliament Square.
London New Year Eve & Day Videos
New Year's Day Parade YouTube
London Fireworks on New Year's Eve YouTube
Parade Fun Things to Do
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More Fun Things to Do in London
London New Year's Day Parade and Festival