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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.

 

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16 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
3 minutes walk
 
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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £186  42% 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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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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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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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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