New Years Day Parade Route Flipped

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 100 months ago
New Years Day Parade Route Flipped

The usual New Year's Day Parade route will be followed in reverse on 1 January 2010 so that folks across the pond get a better view of London's lovely landmarks through their tellyboxes. But it's OK really. Don't be fooled into thinking this is some time honoured tradition being dicked about for some potential tourists. The Parade first took to the New Year streets in 1987, well within living memory, and was a modest affair bringing "real American style razzmatazz" to a grey and hungover London. Fair enough, then, that the route should be turned about so those parade hungry Americans who can be bothered to get up in the early hours to tune in and watch it, get their fill of Londinium tromped through by 24 (count 'em) US marching bands and 1 Routemaster bus (among other Londony outfits). We suspect, as usual, we'll sleep in and miss it.

Last Updated 08 December 2009

Kingpin

You may wish to make the effort, amongst the featured are the U.K. Ghostbusters, marching on behalf of the (relatively unknown) The David Statton Sick Children's Fund.

pearlykingjim

Come and get in the Cockney Party mood
On the New Years Day Parade,we are Having a Knees-up for our Charity Help for heroes
If you see the Southwark float go by please give us a wave
All the best of cockney Luck this christmas from
Pearlykingjim Pearly king of Camberwell & Bermondsey
for more info Contact pearlykingjim@yahoo.co.uk
or visit my web www.pearlykingjim.com

Lindsey

We'll make a special effort to get up this year, promise!