London New Year's Day Parade gets underway

London's New Year's Day Parade has begun from outside The Ritz Hotel. It is expected to follow a route along Piccadilly, Lower Regent St, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall before finishing in Parliament Square at about 3pm.

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Tens of thousands pour on to streets to see parade

Tens of thousands of people have poured into the streets of London for a "swinging sixties" New Year's Day parade.

An entertainer during the annual New Years Day Parade in London. Credit: PA
People shelter from the rain as they wait for the start of the annual New Years Day Parade in London. Credit: PA
An entertainer during the annual New Years Day Parade in London. Credit: PA

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Revellers join festivities at the New Year's Day parade

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