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New Year’s Eve in London

New Year’s Eve in London


If you are going to spend New Year’s Eve in London you can consider yourself to be very lucky!


The capital offers a huge variety of spectacular parties and entertaining activities to accompany you into 2012.


Let’s start off with fireworks. At midnight every year, some of the most spectacular fireworks of the world illuminate the banks of the river Thames. A special view of some of the world's most famous fireworks, being launched into the sky is from the London Eye but they can usually also be seen from rooftops and high balconies all across London.


The viewing areas will be on both the North and South banks of the river between Waterloo and Lambeth bridges, with a partially restricted view along the Embankment as far as Blackfriars Bridge. It will be also possible  to watch the display live on giant screens in Trafalgar Square.


The last admission to the viewing area is by 11:30pm, alcohol is permitted but only in plastic bottles.


Parties are the most common way to spend the longest night of the year.

For Anglo-Italians St. Peters club is hosting its usual dinner dance party, a very good occasion to greet the new year with family and friends.


 A jump is the past can be quite a popular theme, for example the Medieval banquet Party at Tower Bridge or, for those who enjoy an hedonistic glamorous atmosphere, at the club “Ce Soir… “ guests feast on canapés, ice cold Champagne. 


Another super party option could be a dinner followed by a sightseeing cruise on the Thames. 

Otherwise why not Laugh your way into 2012 with the help of the best stand up comedy acts at the Comedy Carnival before heading out on the dance floor.
Also the Proud Cabaret With risqué burlesque, colourful cabaret and a selection of sultry floor shows promises to be a New Years Eve event like no other.

The list of parties, balls and shows is almost endless and also on the 1st of January there will be special museums openings for families and very resistant people!

The 1st of January 2012 will be the 26th Anniversary of the New Year's Day Parade.

More than 10,000 performers representing 20 countries world-wide will assemble for the 2012 Parade.

More than half a million are expected to pack London's famous streets to see this fantastic spectacular parade as it passes along the 2 mile route.

The 2012 Parade will be filled with marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns acrobats. There will also be kites and balloons and much more!

Stars of the show will be up to 33 stunning entries from many of the London Boroughs.

The Parade starts at 11.45am at Piccadilly at the junction with Berkeley Street  outside the Ritz Hotel and finishes around 3pm at Parliament Street.

The Parade route is - Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Street.

Happy new year to everyone!

Giulia Lombardo

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