The World’s Most Wonderful Street Spectacular!
The London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) is a parade through the streets of central London on the 1st of January. The first parade took place in 1987, as the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s Big Parade. The parade was renamed in 1994, and for 2000 only it was called the Millennium Parade.
The London parade is the biggest New Year’s Day street event of its kind. It attracts around a million spectators and you can buy tickets to get seats along the route.
The London’s New Year’s Day Parade is known by Londoners as LNYDP. Running alongside the parade is the LNYDP concert series and the Grand Finale of the London International Choral Festival performed in wonderful music venues across the capital.
The parade is used to raise funds for different charities in London and representatives from the 32 London boroughs take part as a “borough entry”, and they will be judged as part of the event.
Since the beginning they have raised or donated more than £1.5M for London Charities.
When and Where
The parade starts at 12 pm. You can grab a spot somewhere along the route. Remember it’s a bank holiday and be aware that it will be very crowded!
If you want you can also buy tickets clicking here.
Official Website: https://lnydp.com/
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