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

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

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

Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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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.
The Ritz

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The Ritz Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel, in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court.
 
Childrens event in London at Wembley Stadium

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Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms, the pitch, and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup.
Bateaux London

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Bateaux London Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat, as it sails serenely down the Thames.
 
Guided tour in London at The City

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The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.
Guided tour in London at Ghost Bus Tours

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Ghost Bus Tours The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London's gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.
 
Childrens event in London at London Duck Tours

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London Duck Tours Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.
Guided tour in London at City Cruises

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City Cruises City Cruises offer one-way, return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich, stopping off at Tower Bridge.
 
Guided tour in London at TRS River Cruise

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TRS River Cruise Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.
Guided tour in London at Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Tours This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
 
Childrens event in London at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

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The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.
Guided tour in London at Original Bus Tour

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Original Bus Tour The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Child-friendly ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Take your kids to Hampton Court Palace and spend a spooky night listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.
Snowman at Peacock Theatre, London
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Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”

Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.

That’s all of our top picks, but there are plenty more London events on 1 January, including:

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.

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason1 JanuaryPut on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.

Hire a Boris Bike… and cycle around London1 JanuaryIf weaving your way in and out of the busy traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun, then how about hiring a “Boris Bike”?

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’.

Guided tour of London, on a bicycle1 JanuaryForget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike… and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle.

Ride an old-style double-decker bus1 JanuaryRelive London’s history, and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back).

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.

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.

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway1 JanuaryThe driverless Docklands Light Railway lets you to sit right at the front of the train, giving you a fantastic view of the track.

 
 
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