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Already looking ahead to 2018? So are we! 2018 promises a whole host of exciting events in London. From the London Marathon, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Trooping of the Colour, London Pride 2018 to the Proms, London never ceases to be the centre of the action.
So let's start out strong! Here are the things that are going on in London in the New Year.
Ring in the New Year with London's New Year's Day Parade 2018. Every year, dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, historic vehicles and more assemble in the heart of the capital for a colourful celebration of contemporary performances alongside all the pomp and circumstance we can't help but love. Enjoy an afternoon of huge balloon spectacles, music and confetti!
With more than 8,000 performers representing the London boroughs as well as countries from across the globe, this fantastic event attracts around 500,000 spectators and live television broadcasts in the UK and abroad. So why not come on down and be in the heart of the excitment?
Catch all the festivities from along the parade route, between Green Park and Parliament Square, from 12pm on New Year's Day.
Make the most of the seasonal sales by hitting up Oxford Street. Every January, the big sales attract thousands of shoppers looking to bag a bargain. With the biggest high street and boutique stores all in one place, London is the premier shopping destination for the January sales.
London has a variety of distinct streets and squares that are ideal for shopping. Shopping in London is an excitement that everyone must experience at least once. Whether you're looking for luxury goods in Mayfair or quirky vintage treasures in Covent Garden, you'll find it all in London. You can also explore the large shopping centres such as Westfield and famous London department stores such as the world famous Harrods. You can easily spend an hour, an afternoon or a whole day browsing stores in London.
Bigger, brighter and back by popular demand, Lumiere London will be lighting up your imagination from 18-21st January. More than 40 UK and international artists reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition.
Free to visit and taking place north and south of the river, the UK’s largest light festival extends its reach across the capital. Everyone is invited!
Start your year off city-side and make the most of everything London has to offer in 2018! If you want to enjoy London to its fullest, why not book a city beak? You can enjoy 5-star affordable luxury this January for 15% off! Book your room at Grange Hotels today.