New Year's Day Parade 2018  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JANUARY 2018

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12noon-3.30pm | Grandstand Opens 11am, Be seated 11.30am
 
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FREE | £35 (Grandstand tickets. Grandstand located at junction of Piccadilly and St. James's Street in front of Patisserie Valerie)
 
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New Year's Day Parade 2018American cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming group Pandemonium, who made their first public appearance at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, appear in front of over half a million spectators at London's New Year's Day Parade. The parade, which has been entertaining London since its inception on January 1st 1987, takes around three hours to weaves its way along the 2.2 mile central London route, from outside The Ritz Hotel to Parliament Square, and more than 500,00 spectators pack London's streets to see it. Expect vast, extravagant, Disney-style floats, with plenty of loud music, whistles and dancing in the street, along with marching bands, cheerleaders, street performers, clowns, acrobats, kites, colourful costumes and representatives from each of the 33 London Boroughs.

 

About Parliament Square

Located outside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square occupies a politically significant position and has often been the focus of protest and controversy - Brian Haw's famous Iraq war vigil is a case in point. Statues of political heavyweights overlook the grassy square with George Canning, Benjamin Disraeli and Robert Peel standing proud along with Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln. More about Parliament Square

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Westminster Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
3 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  25% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 8 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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New Year's Day Parade 2018, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Kensington Symphony Orchestra
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New Year's Day Parade 2018, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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New Year's Day Parade 2018, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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St Margaret's Church
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St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as New Year's Day Parade 2018
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RICS, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Red Lion Pub
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Two Chairmen Public House
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3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Central Hall Westminster
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Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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