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New Year’s Day Parade in Westminster, London W1

Home to many of London’s most well known attractions, Westminster’s skyline boasts two of the capital’s most iconic landmarks - the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The area is also a hive of cultural activity, and is a popular place to enjoy a spot of shopping or trip to the theatre.

As one of the city’s most popular tourist areas, Westminster hosts a number of events throughout the year including, London’s infamous New Year’s Day Parade. This annual celebration attracts over half a million visitors and over 10,000 performers.

The parade attracts street performers and entertainers from across the capital who transform the streets of Westminster into a colourful and lively parade of loud music, acrobats, marching bands, cheerleaders – creating a sea of eccentric costumes, kites and characters.

The parade lasts for approximately three hours as the energetic parade makes its way along the 2.2 mile inner city route. Starting from outside The Ritz Hotel, the parade ends at Parliament Square and features representatives from each of London’s 33 Boroughs.

The atmosphere is always electric as people gather on the streets of London to enjoy a varied programme of entertainment celebrating London’s diversity and creativity.

As the world wakes up to the first day of 2015, this year’s New Year’s Day Parade will also be celebrating its 29th anniversary. Set in the heart of London, the parade attracts visitors from far and wide, and has become known as a world famous parade in London’s calendar of exciting events.

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