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Things to do on New Year’s Day 2023 in London

A marching band performs surrounded by confetti during the London New Years Day Parade
Dulaney High School Lions Roar Marching Band performs in the 2020 London New Years Day Parade. Copyright: London New Years Day Parade. Image courtesy of London New Years Day Parade.
From the New Year’s Day parade to festive activities and top attractions, there are plenty of ways to enjoy London this New Year’s Day.


Make the most of the first day of 2023 with these New Year’s Day events and activities in London.

Many of London’s iconic attractions and most popular activities can be enjoyed on 1 January (always check opening times in advance). 

London's New Year's Day Parade 2023

The highlight of the New Year’s Day celebrations in London is the New Year’s Day Parade, which features performances from more than 10,000 dancers, acrobats, musicians and entertainers in central London. 

New Year’s Day concerts

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    Travelling in London on New Year's Day

    Public transport is limited on New Year’s Day, so check Transport for London's Journey Planner for travel details.

    If you're staying in London over the festive period, find all the essential travel information. Plus, check out these things to do on New Year's Eve and Christmas in London.

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