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Things to do on New Year’s Day 2023 in London

Two people smile while walking along the cobbled pathways of St Katharine Docks.
New Year's Day walk in St Katharine Docks. Credit: visitlondon/Antoine Buchet. Image courtesy of visitlondon/Antoine Buchet.
From the New Year’s Day parade to festive activities and top attractions, there are plenty of ways to enjoy London this New Year’s Day.

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Make the most of the first day of 2023 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 (always check opening times in advance). 

London's New Year's Day Parade 2023

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

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

    More New Year's Day in London activities

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    Travelling in London on New Year's Day

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

    If you're staying in London over the festive period, find all the essential travel information. Plus, check out these guides to spending New Year's Eve and Christmas in London.

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