London, consistently voted as one of the world’s most popular destinations, packed full of landmark buildings, world class tourist attractions, restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and, for the past 30 years, the London’s New Year’s Day Parade, more fondly 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 internationally acclaimed music venues across the nation’s capital.

 

Performers from Varsity Spirit including UCA and NCA perform to Pinball Wizard in Westminster today (01/01/16) during the London New Years Day Parade, the annual event which raises much needed funds for charities chosen by all of the London Boroughs attracted massive crowds to mark the start of 2016, marching bands, cheerleaders and performers travelled from the United States of America to take part in the parade alongside participants from the UK including World renowned illusionist from Winnipeg, Canada Darcy Oake, a Britains Got Talent finallist who performed a death defying escapology in Whitehall - Image © Matt Sprake Photography (07770 365302) www.mattsprake.co.uk

 

 

Destination Events, in partnership with the City of Westminster and The London Mayors’ Association and supported by The Corinthia Hotel, BBC Radio London, Comm-Selmer and Telenet Global Logistics have all come together to produce yet another truly wonderful series of indoor and outdoor performances, culminating in the spectacular London’s New Year’s Day Parade starting at 12noon, January 1st, 2017 on Piccadilly.

 

Excited crowds in Westminster today (01/01/16) during the London New Years Day Parade, the annual event which raises much needed funds for charities chosen by all of the London Boroughs attracted massive crowds to mark the start of 2016, marching bands, cheerleaders and performers travelled from the United States of America to take part in the parade alongside participants from the UK including World renowned illusionist from Winnipeg, Canada Darcy Oake, a Britains Got Talent finallist who performed a death defying escapology in Whitehall - Image © Matt Sprake Photography (07770 365302) www.mattsprake.co.uk

 

 

A far cry from the inaugural parade in 1987 with 2,000 performers, the 2017 Parade promises over 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond to delight our street audience of over 500,000 and our TV audience which reached more than 300,000,000 in 2016. Keep checking our line up of musicians, performers and floats here.

 

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An important part of LNYDP is our fundraising for London Charities. Since the beginning we are proud to announce that we have raised or donated more than £1.5M for London Charities.