London New Year's Day Parade 2014

London New Year’s Day Parade 2014



London’s New Year’s Day Parade is a celebration of all things in London and has a world-wide audience of millions. Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets in central London to watch the parade, which has reached its 28th anniversary.

Brixton Market is representing Lambeth Council at LNYDP for the 5th time this year.

The London New Year’s Day Parade 2014 will take London back to the “Swinging 60’s”. Lambeth & Brixton theme for the parade is “Desmond has a barrow in the market place”, from the Beatle’s song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”, 1968.

Our float is called Poppy, and she be adorned with thrones, a 100 years old barrow with a 60’s doll house (bungalow) placed on top of the barrow and surrounded by Satsumas. Yes, Satsumas! They not only make a reference to the “market place” but it is also a tradition from Brixton Market to give them away to the audience.

The Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Mark Bennett, will join the float alongside Brixton Market trader’s and friends. All participants will be dressed up as a real 60’s character.

Last year Brixton Market float came on 7th among 18 Boroughs in the Borough Competition promoted by the organizers. This year, our expectation is to get a higher grade, and we count with your help for it!

The parade starts at 12pm on Piccadilly Circus at the junction with Berkeley Street near Green Park tube station and finishes at 3:30pm in Parliament Street.

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It is free to take part on the float, and everyone is welcome! We can guarantee it’s a great fun for all ages.

If you want to join our float, all you need to do is send an email to and she will give you all instructions.

Brixton Market Traders Federation is working in partnership with Lambeth Council, Veolia Environmental Services, Bureau of Silly Ideas, Magdalen Rubalcava, Sonja Cresswell and Camila Cabral. 


P.S: Art work design done by Sonja Cresswell. Please visit her site: