Looking for something to do in London on the first day of 2017?
After the midnight fireworks display, and the parties which go on long into the early hours of the London morning, it can sometimes be difficult to find things to do or places to go on the morning of 1 January.
The solution may well be a thoroughly traditional and fun one: now into its 32nd year, the London New Year’s Day Parade lights up the first day of the year in the city, and starts at 12 midday sharp.
With over 8,500 performers, including bands, dancers, acrobats and clowns, among many others, coming from over 20 countries, the march passes through tourist hot spots such as Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and finally, Big Ben.
In partnership with some of the cities local charities, the parade’s judging committee is made up of an international team of judges, ambassadors and commissaries, who make sure that the spectacle is first class, and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
It’s worth finding a place early, to guarantee a good view! If you’re interested in acquiring VIP tickets, for a more comfortable experience, or for further information, access the official website here.
What: London’s New Year’s Day Parade
When: 1 January, midday
Where: Starts in front of the Ritz Hotel – 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR.