The Best Spots to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in London

New Year fireworks in London at the Tower bridge with firework, UK

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The celebrations don’t have to stop once Christmas passes. If you’re anything like us, you’ll love New Year’s Eve, and what better place to experience it than London?

With so many vibrant venues, there’s nowhere like London for ringing in a fresh new start. The city is always buzzing at this time of year, with a fantastic atmosphere and lots of great events to enjoy. Check out our top picks for saying goodbye to 2017 in style and welcoming in the New Year in the best way possible.

Catch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Live

Victoria Embankment, Westminster

Fireworks display hosted along Victoria Embankment

London’s New Year fireworks display at Victoria Embankment in Westminster is famous around the world, and with good reason. Central London can be extremely busy on the big night, so be sure to plan your travel accordingly. The event has been available on a ticket-only basis since 2014. Head here to sign up for ticket information or get hold of your own.

An evening of fireworks with family can be wrapped up perfectly with a stay at one of our hotels near central London.

Indulge in a NYE Cruise

Various Locations, London

Fancy catching sight of the fireworks from a more unusual location? Then these New Year’s Eve cruises are ideal for you while staying at any of our hotels near central London.

There’s nothing better than cruising up the River Thames in luxury, and with plenty of live music and a champagne reception on board the Silver Bonito, you’re sure of a truly indulgent trip.

If this doesn’t take your fancy, the Meteor Clipper offers a three-course meal with prosecco and live entertainment in some supremely festive surroundings, great for soaking up the Christmas-y atmosphere. Why not kick off your New Year’s celebrations by trying the Montcalm London Afternoon Tea in preparation for the late-night revelry?

For a more low-key riverside celebration, consider the Thames Rib Experience, a 12-seater boat offering a complimentary New Year goodie bag to guests.

Head to a Festive Party

Various Locations, London

There are ways of catching this year’s fireworks without heading to the embankment. You just need to find a location with great views and great company!

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The Southbank Centre is offering a spectacular Vintage New Year’s Eve Party comprised of five pop-up vintage nightclubs, sure to appeal to every music fan’s tastes. There’s also plenty more to enjoy, including a hair and beauty salon, photo studios for grabbing that perfect new year’s snap, and of course the private terrace to get a first-class view of the fireworks display as it happens.

If themed parties don’t take your fancy, head to the London Sky Bar for unbeatable views and a great party atmosphere. With champagne cocktails on arrival, a 360-degree view of the city (including all the major landmarks such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament) and live cooking stations ready to provide you with delicious fare, you can dance the night away on the Sky Bar dance floor in the countdown to midnight.