New Year's Day Parade 2018  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JANUARY 2018

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OPENING TIMES
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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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  35% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  31% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 8 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  21% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 7.30pm
New Year's Day Parade 2018, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
James Blair conducts Ravel's Piano Concerto In G and Mahler's Symphony No 6 In A Minor, with pianist Antonio Oyarzabal....More
 
 
 
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On Ear And Ear
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 25th January 2018 - 1.05pm
New Year's Day Parade 2018, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
The violist-violinist and the pianist pairing performs Libby Marsen's Viola Sonata, Hilary Tann's On Ear And Ear 'Tribute To Milton Babbitt)' and John Adams's Road Movies ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Orchestral Society
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7.30pm
New Year's Day Parade 2018, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Orlando Jopling conducts Berlioz's Harold In Italy and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, with violist Peter Sheppard Skaerved....More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
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
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as New Year's Day Parade 2018
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 New Year's Day Parade 2018
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect James ... More
 
 
 
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Roux at Parliament Square
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
RICS, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament - Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 18 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 21 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
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Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 
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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
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 2 minutes from New Year's Day Parade 2018
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 

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