1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

New Year's Day Parade London 2013


New Year's Day Parade, London: Cheerleader at Big Ben

Cheerleader at Big Ben, London New Year's Day Parade

© NewsPics Ltd New Year's Day Parade, London: Carriage

Carriage, London New Year's Day Parade

© NewsPics Ltd New Year's Day Parade, London: Bus

London New Year's Day Parade, London

© NewsPics Ltd

About the London New Year's Day Parade:

London's New Year's Day Parade started in 1987 and has raised or donated nearly a million pounds to a wide range of London based charities.

More than 10,000 performers representing 20+ countries worldwide and more than half a million spectators line the 2 mile route making this the biggest event of its kind in the world. Around 200 million TV viewers watch The London New Year's Day Parade so it's a very popular event.

When: 1 January

Start: The Parade starts at 11.45am on Piccadilly at the junction with Berkeley Street, outside the Ritz Hotel and finishes around 3pm at Parliament Street.

It is recommended to get your viewing space along the route by 11am.


The 2 mile Parade route is as follows:

  • Piccadilly
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Lower Regent Street
  • Waterloo Place
  • Pall Mall
  • Cockspur Street
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Whitehall
  • Parliament Street.
See Parade Route Map for further details.


Nearest Tube Stations:

On the Parade route:

  • Westminster
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Charing Cross
Plus near the Parade route:
  • Embankment
  • St. James's Park
  • Green Park


London New Year's Parade Photos: London New Year’s Parade Photos and key facts.

How Will You Know Who You Are Watching?:

There are celebrity commentators distributed across commentary points along the route.

There is usually also a free souvenir paper - The Parade Post - which is available from the commentary posts and handed out by the charity collectors. The paper is free but the event aims to raise money for London charities so donations are gratefully received.


Official London New Year's Day Parade Website: www.londonparade.co.uk

  1. About.com
  2. Travel
  3. London Travel
  4. London Events
  5. January Events & Festivals
  6. New Year's in London
  7. New Year's Day Parade London 2013

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.