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Things to do on New Year’s Day in London

Ring in the (hopefully brilliant) new year in London on New Year’s Day 2023

Chris Waywell

The information on this page was correct at time of publication, but please check with venues before you head out

Okay, we’ve made it into 2023. And that has a good ring to it. You’re probably paying the price for seeing off 2022 in appropriate style, but there’s plenty of stuff to do in London on New Year’s Day. Go for wintry stroll somewhere beautiful. Spend an afternoon in an atmospheric London pub. Or both. You know, it’s a brave new world and all that.

Recommended: our guide to New Year in London.

Great things to do on New Year’s Day

  • Clubs
  • House, disco and techno
New Year’s Day parties in London
New Year’s Day parties in London

There are so many great New Year’s Day parties happening across London, meaning that the NYE fun doesn’t have to stop on January 1. So if you’re still standing after New Year’s Eve, head to one of these great events and start 2022 in the best way possible.

  • Attractions
  • Parks and gardens

Had a raucous New Year’s Eve? Grab a hat and shake off the cobwebs by heading out on a wintry walk around one of London’s picturesque green spaces. We reckon these routes are the most beautiful of the bunch. 

  • Things to do
  • Events & Festivals

Lightopia London, the immersive illumination experience in Crystal Palace, has officially been switched on. This year’s all-new display features interactive lights and lanterns that together create a multi-sensory wintry wonderland.

The light trail includes 22 trees representing unity and growth. This year, visitors can walk the two-kilometre trail to experience the unique display, which includes lit-up water and lasers.

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