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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 500,00 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.

 

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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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3 minutes walk
 
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6 minutes walk
 
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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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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  39% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 5 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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London's New Year's Day Parade, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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London's New Year's Day Parade, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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London's New Year's Day Parade, Smith Square, SW1P | 5 minutes from London's New Year's Day Parade
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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, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as London's New Year's Day Parade
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Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 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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American 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 Parli... More about this event
 

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St John's Smith Square 5 minutes walk from London's New Year's Day Parade

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