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Things to do on New Year’s Day in London

Discover the best events taking place in London on New Year’s Day 2020

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By Time Out London Things To Do |
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The new year is here! Entering 2020 feeling a little worse for wear? Well there are a lot of great things do in London on New Year’s Day that will put some pep in your step. If you’ve got the energy, why not head out for the New Year’s Day Parade? You can also find wintery walks, ice rinks and twinkly festive lights dotted around the city. If you’re feeling less lively, you could feed your hangover at some of the best breakfast spots in London, book into an awesome bottomless brunch or order one of London’s best roast lunches. Just remember that opening hours at some venues may be reduced on New Year’s Day so double check details before you head out.

If you’re not ready to let go of the festive season, there are loads of Christmas events still taking place on Wednesday January 1 2020 - you don’t have to say goodbye to the mulled wine just yet!  

We’ll be updating this page with more New Year’s Day 2020 events as they’re announced. 

RECOMMENDED: Have a read of our guide to New Year in London

Great things to do on New Year’s Day

Things to do, Festivals

New Year's Day Parade

Entering its 34th year, London's New Year's Day Parade returns with its host of cheerleaders, marching bands, acrobats and more. Taking a 2.2 mile route through the city's landmarks, this extravaganza is not to be missed.

Things to do, Markets and fairs

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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Back for its 13th year, treat yourself to a trip to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. With fairground rides, Christmas markets, circuses, and the UK's biggest outdoor rink, there's something for everyone at this winter festival. 

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Things to do, Ice skating

Skate at Somerset House

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Somerset House's illustrious 18th-century courtyard has transformed into a stunning winter ice rink once again. Whether you look like Bambi on ice or you're a skating pro, head down to the outdoor rink for some festive fun.

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