Performers from across London are gearing up to take part in next year’s New Year’s Day parade by putting the final touches to their floats and routines.

Harrow’s representation is certainly ambitious, taking its theme from the iconic Moulin Rouge in Paris.

A six metre-high windmill, flashing lights and an assortment of impressively-dressed dancers means it will certainly catch the eye along the route.

Those behind the float believe it has the potential to be the “biggest showstopper” in the whole parade and promises to “blow the minds” of those who witness it.

Mayor of Harrow, Margaret Davine, said: “Our float is just magnificent. We have every chance of winning this year and can’t wait to see the float roll down the streets of London.

“I would like to thank all our volunteers who have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into our entry – it looks brilliant. So make sure you bring your family along to this brilliant day out on New Year’s Day, it’s a show not to miss.”

The float, which took three months to complete, was designed and built by volunteers from Wiseworks and Nower Hill High School.

They will be proudly marching alongside their creation in the parade, which starts at 12pm in Piccadilly before making its way to Parliament Street for around 3.30pm.

Around 10,000 people are expected to take part in the event, with those from the Beverley School of Dance, Kodak Football Club, Cllr John Hinkley and Cllr Jean Lammimam joining Harrow’s entry.

As well as supporting the float on the day, people can donate to the Mayor’s chosen charities – Harrow Women’s Centre and Harrow Law Centre. Email for more information.