Your Essential Guide to the London New Year’s Day Parade 2024

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It’s not just the New Year’s Eve fireworks and dazzling events that brighten up London like never before but also one of the greatest street spectacles in the world that you can witness here on 1st January’24. Yes, we’re talking about the New Year’s Day Parade! Grab the chance to witness thousands of spectacular performers, representing over 20 nations for an experience to remember! Book your stay at a luxurious Hyde Park Hotel in London, enjoying a prime location, so that you’re always close to the incredible sights and sounds of the New Year’s Day celebrations in the city!

What You Must Look Out For?


London’s New Year’s Day Parade is a significant part of its history. The parade began in 1987 and has taken place every year since then, transforming the city’s streets with vibrant festive hues.
• Plan an incredible New Year’s Day experience as you watch some of the exciting performances by 10,000 entertainers, cheerleaders, marching bands, acrobats, dancers, and musicians from all parts of the world at this much-awaited Parade event.
• As one of the city’s most spectacular New Year celebrations, the parade lasts up to three hours.
• The international parade offers the perfect opportunity to soak in the rich culture and joyous vibes with your stay at one of the exquisite hotels near Hyde Park London!
• As one of the most iconic New Year celebrations in the capital city, the New Year’s Day parade lasts up to three hours. All ticket holders must be present at the location marking the start of the parade at 11 am sharp.
• This year, about a million spectators are expected to be present on London’s streets to attend the New Year’s Day Parade. The public can enjoy access to free-standing as the parade commences at noon!
P.S. Keep your cameras ready to capture the five 20-foot-high giant balloons flying along the route (‘megaflatbles’), especially one of the most famous ones, shaped like a phone box!

Where Does the Parade Start?


The New Year’s Day Parade this year will begin at Piccadilly, head east towards Piccadilly Circus and then flow down south towards Regent Street St James. From here, it heads towards Pall Mall, followed by a quick march past Trafalgar Square along Whitehall and finally, reaches its finish point in Westminster.
Don’t forget to enjoy the views of some of the world-renowned London landmarks along the route and get yourself some quick snacks and drinks to stay hydrated along the way. If you’re a parade fanatic, make sure to buy yourself some merchandise to remember the parade forever, including toys, hats, cufflinks, t-shirts and more!

Participants at the London New Year’s Day Parade 2024


• A live on-stage performance by singer Chesney Hawkes
• A Latin-American culture, music and dance celebration led by Carnaval Del Pueblo
• London’s Chinese Community with Chinese drummers and dancing dragons
• Moto-Stunts International
• Aston Martin and Mini Owners’ Clubs
• American high school bands

Plan Your New Year’s Day Travel


Now that you’re all set to celebrate a memorable New Year’s Day in London, enhance your experience as you secure your stay at an ideally located, opulent hotel in Hyde Park. Also, public transport is limited in the city during the festive season so check Transport for London’s online Journey Planner to pre-plan your day!
Remember to be patient and grab a spot on one of the pavements to get a good view of the parade!