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Things to do on New Year’s Day 2020 in London

London's New Year's Day Parade © Matt Sprake Photography
From the New Year’s Day parade, special tours and festive activities, to January sales, iconic attractions and walks in the park, there are plenty of reasons to get out in London this New Year’s Day. Read More


Make the most of the first day of 2020 with these New Year’s Day events and activities in London.

London's New Year's Day Parade

The highlight of the New Year’s Day celebrations in London is the New Year’s Day Parade, which sees more than 10,000 dancers, acrobats, musicians and performers fill the parade route and hundreds of thousands of spectators line the streets to witness the event.

New Year's Day activities

Many of London’s iconic attractions and most popular activities can be enjoyed on 1 January (always check opening times in advance). Below were some of the top things to do on New Year's Day in 2019 – check back later in the year for confirmed 2020 New Year’s Day activities:

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New Year's Day after dark

As night draws in, there's still plenty to do on New Year's Day:

Travelling in London on New Year's Day

Public transport is limited on New Year’s Day; check the TFL Journey Planner for travel details.

If you're staying in London over the festive period, make sure to also take a look at our essential information, and guides to New Year's Eve and Christmas in London.

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