New Year's Day Parade

London's New Year's Day Parade © Matt Sprake Photography
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Celebrate 2018 with this annual parade through central London, featuring thousands of performers and colourful floats from across the world. Watch for free along the parade route, or book grandstand tickets. Read More


Watch the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade along the streets of London's West End this New Year’s Day.

Every year, dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, historic vehicles and more assemble in the heart of the capital for a colourful celebration of contemporary performances and traditional pomp and ceremony, with huge balloons, music and confetti filling the air.

With more than 8,000 performers representing the London boroughs and countries from across the globe, this fantastic event attracts around 500,000 spectators and live television broadcasts in the UK and abroad.

Catch all the festivities along the parade route, which runs from Green Park Tube station at 12pm, to Parliament Square at around 3.30pm, via Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

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