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

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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.
Spitalfields City Farm

Free

Spitalfields City Farm Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
 
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.
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.
 
Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 at Big Ben, London
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Climb up Big Ben, and see the bell

Big Ben This tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
 
Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
 

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

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo1 JanuaryHere’s your chance to enter the animal enclosures, watch them feed, and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo.

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.

Guided tour around Lord’s Cricket Ground1 JanuaryCricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket, with this tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum.

Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre1 JanuaryHave a tour of William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what life was like for the 16th-century playwright.

Day out at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo1 JanuaryBattersea Park Children’s Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.

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.

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.

Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”1 JanuaryFly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children’s book “The Snowman” comes to the Peacock.

 
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