What’s on in the City of London this New Year’s Day


Start the new year as you mean to go with a day full of pure joy.

Don’t worry, even if you’re nursing a killer hangover, you can still appreciate what the City of London has to offer on January 1, 2022.

From the New Year’s Day festive activities to patriotic proms, there are plenty of ways to enjoy London this New Year’s Day.

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London’s New Year’s Day Parade

London’s New Year’s Day Parade

After a slightly smaller affair last year, London’s New Year’s Day Parade returns in 2022 with a procession packed with cheerleaders, marching bands, acrobats and so much more. Plus, the parade stretches along a two-mile route past many of the City’s landmarks, giving you a fantastic backdrop for all your pictures. Make sure you get your spot secured ahead of kick off to see all the action.

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New Year’s Day Proms

Head to the Barbican Hall in the City’s iconic building to celebrate the new year alongside classic, patriotic hits. Hum along with your loved ones and a complimentary glass of fizz to favourites performed by the London Concert Orchestra including ‘Rule, Britannia’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, ‘The Sailor’s Hornpipe’ and many more. The orchestra is even set to play the theme tune from ‘The Dambusters’ and ‘Nessun Dorma’ for footie fans.
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Folk Dance Remixed

Folk Dance Remixed

Up for Ceilidh? Part of Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival, you can join others as they swing into a spot of high-energy fun. The free event will see you dance the traditional dances all soundtracked to Folk Dance Remixed’s vibrant mix – from Soul Train Line to Strip the Willow and Electric Slide. Perfect for sweating out the night before…
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Sculpture in the City Family Trail

After a week of indulging, get the family and hit the road for the Sculpture in the City Trail for some much-needed exercise. Narrated by Horrible Histories writer and actress, Martha Howe-Douglas, the whole family will love exploring the City and finding hidden gems along the way. As you stroll along, you’ll see famous City of London landmarks such as Leadenhall Market, the Cheesegrater, St Andrew Undershaft, and the Gherkin. Plus, you’ll hear some fun facts about each one to tell all your friends about. Just simply download the app and get walking.
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