London’s New Year’s Day Parade

On the first day of this year, I went to the London’s New Year’s Day Parade. There was more than 10,000 performers from across the continents participated in the 2-mile-route parade making this is the biggest event of its kind in the world.

The weather was too cold. Therefore, I couldn’t hold the camera properly. The temperature was below 5 °C. The position of the sun is too low. That was the main reason I couldn’t take clearer images because the main source of light was blocked by the buildings.

I took TUBE (Circle/District Line) at 11 in the morning from Bayswater Station to Westminster Station directly without taking any interchange. I was staying in Hyde Park, just few meters away from Bayswater Station. I chose Hyde Park because of the strategic location. I can go to many tourist places without any problem.

You better to come early if you want to find a nice spot for photography because there will be hundreds of thousands of spectators on the streets. If you plan to visit London this New Year, I strongly suggest don’t miss this free entertainment! It is suitable to all age.

The sky was very blue without any cloud.

The Big Ben.

A high school band was marching along the Bridge St.

The seniors.

Auuchh, an old man with baby costume.

An old man was riding a penny-farthing. Penny-farthing (high wheeler) is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel. It is one of the earliest bicycles. It was designed on year 1869.

OMG, I hate the clowns!

A future cheerleader?

Westminster Station (TUBE or Underground).

Whitehall Grandstand.

A swan?

Legacy High School from United States.

Old Mini Coopers.

Our goal: Making London a safer city.

Ghostbusters is exist in real life! Ghostbusters is a name of a 1984 American comedy film.

The London Eye viewed from Whitehall. The London Eye is a giant 135-metre tall Ferris wheel located on the banks of the River Thames. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.


The guard.

Trafalgar 300-meter away viewed from Whitehall.


Rate: Free
Date: January 1st
Time: 11.45am to 3pm
Location: Ritz Hotel – Piccadilly – Trafalgar Square – Whitehall – Parliament Square

Nearest TUBE stations
1. Westminster – Circle Line / District Line
2. Piccadilly Circus – Piccadilly Line / Bakerloo Line
3. Charing Cross –Bakerloo Line / Northern Line
4. Green Park – Piccadilly Line / Jubilee Line
5. Embankment – Circle Line / District Line / Bakerloo Line / Northern Line

Oyster Card
Fare: £5.00 (£3.00 refundable deposit and £2.00 worth of credit).
Benefits: Daily price cap, cheaper than cash for single fares, cashless.
Price cap for Zone 1: £7.20 (peak) or £5.60 (off-peak).

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14 thoughts on “London’s New Year’s Day Parade

  1. nice to see your photos! should go to experience the parade for next year lah mcm ni. never knew they have a special occasion on a day before new year. thought it would be solely on the night. :) can’t wait to celeb new year tmrw!

  2. hi tolanic the world’s traveller.haha,thanks for your wish. wishing you happy new year too. and i like this post!! especially the marching band parade march photos!! i love their tunices =] hehe

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