Free events in London 1st Jan, New Year’s Day

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Free events in London on New Year’s Eve, Sun 1st January

Our guide to free events in London on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 1 January 2017.

Free event in London at Parliament Hill

Free

Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Free event in London at One New Change

Free 

One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
 
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

PickFree 

Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

Free 

Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
 
Free event in London at Little Venice

Free 

Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

PickFree 

Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
 
 at Tower Bridge, London
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Tower Bridge — Scheduled lift times

Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London on 1 January?

London Duck Tours’ amphibious adventure1 JanuaryEnjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea… with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.

11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus1 JanuaryIf you don’t fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there’s a much cheaper alternative… the No.11 bus.

Child-friendly ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace1 JanuaryTake your kids to Hampton Court Palace and spend a spooky night listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.

New Year’s Day Gala, at Barbican Hall1 JanuaryStart your New Year with a concert of classics at Barbican Hall, performed by the London Concert Orchestra.

Thames Clippers, from Putney to Greenwich1 JanuaryThames Clippers offer one-way, return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich.

Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes — Tower Bridge1 JanuaryTower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called ‘Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes’.

Dinner cruise on the river, with Bateaux London1 JanuaryBateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat, as it sails serenely down the Thames.

London Bus Tour — open-top sightseeing bus1 JanuaryThis traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.

See London by night — on a sightseeing bus1 JanuaryThe ‘See London By Night’ bus tour will show you London’s most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.

 
 

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