It's business as usual for most of London's top museums and attractions, so peel yourself out of bed and start your cultural year as you mean to go on. Note that some venues will have reduced opening hours, so be sure to check details in advance, oh and - Happy New Year!
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Events in London on New Year's Day
London's New Year's Day Parade will feature performers representing 20 countries, including Pearly Kings and Queens, cheerleaders, marching bands, dancers and representatives from West End shows. The American-style extravaganza of musicians, dancers, acrobats, clowns and floats twirl, march and drum a 2.2-mile route beginning at the Ritz Hotel, taking in Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Big Ben, with temporary grandstands erected for better viewing in some places.Read more
London Warehouse Events host another huge New Year's Day party teeming with house and techno royalty at enticing industrial playground Tobacco Dock. Tech-house supremo Maceo Plex brings his Dream, Don't Sleep project out to play, and there'll be plenty of similarly forward-thinking sets from the likes of Âme, Anja Schneider, B. Traits, Huxley, Citizenn, Gardens of God and many more.Read more
Museums open on New Year's Day
Opened in 1989 (following its original incarnation as the Boilerhouse established in the V&A by Terence Conran), the Design Museum by Tower Bridge encompasses modern and contemporary industrial and fashion design, graphics, architecture and multimedia. The smart Blueprint Café has a balcony overlooking the Thames. You can buy design books in the museum shop, as well as products related to the exhibitions. Exhibitions are usually accompanied by a programme of workshops for children.Read more
Housed in a warehouse built 200 years ago to store sugar, coffee and rum, the museum tells the story of the Thames and its port and the people from all over the world who settled there. Thousands of objects and pictures – many rescued during the 1970s and 1980s when containerisation and competition forced London's port to move downstream – trace the area's history, from the arrival of the Romans to the rise of Canary Wharf.Read more