Reasons to Visit London in the New Year


London is teeming with festive activities and celebrations in the New Year. While we may still be quickly wrapping our Christmas presents, now is a good time to start looking for reasons why you may be visiting our stunning capital in 2016. 

New Year’s Day Celebrations -1st January

First and foremost, this new year brings with it London’s amazing New Year’s Day Parade. Filling the streets with colour and music, the New Year’s Day Parade contains over 8,000 stunning dancers, talented musicians and mesmerising acrobats and performers. Attracting spectators from all over the world, why not come visit London on the 1st January!

Follow the parade as it travels from Picadilly at noon to Parliment Square at 3:30pm via Picadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalger Square and White Hall.


New Year's Eve Fireworks


Light Festival- 14-17th January

On the 14th-17th January experience the beauty of London’s light festival. Transforming London into a winter wonderland, this free outdoor event shows a series of magical installations. Twinkling lights and amazing 3D projections take over the capitol for three days. An amazing and stunning opportunity for you and your family to catch the magic while you can!


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Chinese New Year Celebrations- 8th February

Experience the wonder of the Chinese new year in Trafalgar Square this February. Celebrating the year of the monkey, London’s Chinese new year attracts hundreds of thousands of people from across the world with beautiful street performances, stalls and activities taking place throughout the day. Once you’ve had enough of the festivities in Trafalgar Square, why not visit China Town for some delicious Chinese food! With plenty to see and do you’ll never experience a new year celebration quite like this anywhere else!


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Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday- 12-15th May

With 60 successful years of reigning, her Majesty will be celebrating her 90th birthday over a period of three spectacular days. Her celebrations will depict her adoration of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs and will take a look at her life from birth to present day as well as her involvement in the Navy, Air Force and Army.

Enjoy talented dancers, musicians and actors as they tell the story of her Majesty’s life, this year, visit London for a celebration you’ll never forget!


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Notting Hill Carnival- August

Though the dates are still to be confirmed, visit London during August and immerse yourself in the largest street festival in Europe! Bursting with music, colour and dancing, Notting Hill Carnival celebrates the vibrant Caribbean lifestyle in stunning colour and energy!


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In such a diverse city, there’s lots of amazing festivals and celebrations for you to experience. If you’re looking for accommodation at Kings Cross in London for any of these, or other, celebrations, be sure to contact us on 44 20 7837 1451 and book your room today!

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