Things to do on New Year’s Day 2025 in London

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Make the most of the first day of 2025 with these New Year’s Day events and activities in London.

Many of London’s iconic attractions and most popular activities can be enjoyed on 1 January – check back later in the year for the best New Year's Day events in 2025.

London's New Year's Day Parade 2025

The highlight of the New Year’s Day celebrations in London is the New Year’s Day Parade, which usually features performances from more than 10,000 dancers, acrobats, musicians and entertainers in central London. 

New Year’s Day concerts

  • Head to the Barbican Centre for its annual New Year’s Day Proms and listen to classical music from the likes of Tchaikovsky and Strauss.
  • Visit one of London's beautiful cathedrals and churches for spectacular New Year's Day concerts.

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    Travelling in London on New Year's Day

    Public transport is limited on New Year’s Day, so check Transport for London's Journey Planner for travel information.

    If you're staying in London over the festive period, find transport opening times and other essential travel information and check out these things to do on New Year's Eve and Christmas in London.