The first three UK participants for LNYDP 2018 have been announced!

Batala London Samba Band is part of an international group of Samba-Reggae bands formed in 2010. Their band members are drawn from a huge variety of backgrounds, religions and races. The band have performed at many events including the Olympic Opening ceremony, Football World Cup and they are proud winners of the ‘Best Samba Band’ award at the Notting Hill Carnival.

All of their drums and costumes are bough directly from Bahia, Salvador. All Batala bands, worldwide, wear identical costumes and perform the same musical repertoires.

Batala Band Pic 4


All The Queens Horses add a certain sparkle to the equestrian world. Their passion for ponies and love of horses makes them expert in their field, while ensuring the crowd entertained with different themed outfits.

This is their 7th successive year with London’s New Year’s Day Parade and they are planning for 2018 to be the best performance yet. There will be a staggering 60 horses featured in the parade on January 1st. Keep your eye out for their themed custom made costumes!

All the Queens Horse LNYDP for Richard


The London & Surrey Mini Owners Club prides itself on being the largest regional Mini Club in the UK and is responsible for organising the World Famous ‘London to Brighton’ Mini run. Their follows are dedicated to the Mini, a true British institution.

MINI OWNERS CLUB in Westminster today (01/01/17) 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 2017, marching bands, cheerleaders and performers travelled from the United States of America to take part in the parade alongside participants from the UK  © Matt Sprake Photography (07770 365302)


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