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London's New Year's Day ParadeAmerican cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands 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 500,000 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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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  39% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 5 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 9 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as London's New Year's Day Parade
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine 16th ... More
 
 
 
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The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from London's New Year's Day Parade
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Roux at Parliament Square
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
RICS, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jnr of Le Gavroche fame has put his name to this Westminster restaurant. Roux at Parliament Square is lucky to be located in a ... More
 
 
 
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20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 18 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 21 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Two Chairmen Public House
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
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Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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