Visit London Blog » new year’s eve london Enjoy the very best of London Thu, 21 May 2015 16:16:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 London Video of the Week: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:24:48 +0000

I taste peach…no, strawberry…or is it banana? London said goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014 with a multi-sensory fireworks display featuring a hefty helping of peach-flavoured snow, strawberry-smelling mist and edible banana confetti to go with its spectacular pyrotechnics.

What was your favourite part of the fireworks display?

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Merry Christmas from! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:52:22 +0000

Merry Christmas from everyone at!

Wondering what to do today? You might be surprised to hear that several museums are open and some walking tours are operating. Don’t miss our Things to do in London on Christmas Day blog to find out more.

For things to do this weekend, read our What’s On 27-29 December blog. And if you fancy bagging some bargains, see our January sales dates for all major London stores, from Harrods to Liberty.

If you’ve still not made plans for New Year’s Eve, see our guides to New Year’s Eve Dining and Things to Do in London on New Year’s Eve. As it’s the ultimate party night in London, check out our round-up of New Year’s Eve Clubs.

And finally, if you’re travelling around London between 23 December and 1 January 2014, your journey may be affected by service changes. Visit TfL’s Festive Transport page for travel information.

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Things to do in London on New Year’s Eve Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:01:34 +0000 New Year’s Eve is getting closer and with so much on offer you might be in need of a little inspiration. We’ve collated the best mix of what’s going on in the city, from cruises to comedy, club nights to cinema screenings. The most popular events will sell out so remember to book tickets in advance.

Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display at the EDF Energy London Eye (FREE)

New Year's Eve Fireworks

London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display at the EDF Energy London Eye is famous around the world. This event will be very busy with around 250,000 people gathering to watch the fireworks. There are designated viewing areas, but these will close once full so get there early. Celebrations will continue until 12:45am with a live DJ set. Make sure you plan your journey in advance with Transport for London (TfL) as there will be major changes to public transport and services will be extremely busy.

The London Comedy Cellar – New Year’s Eve Special (£30)

If comedy is more your thing then why not head to The London Comedy Cellar. On New Year’s Eve there’s a fantastic line-up including French award-winning TV star Marcel Lucont, Michael McIntyre Roadshow star Ava Vidal and international comedian Nik Coppin. But the night doesn’t stop there because the ticket price also includes a special NYE Love Candy clubnight which will play all the classic floor fillers and best new releases.

Southbank Centre presents a Vintage New Year’s Eve (£115)

Vintage New Year's Eve at Southbank Centre

A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party at the Southbank Centre is back following its success last year.  Transforming the Royal Festival Hall into four floors of decadent entertainment, there’ll be five pop-up vintage nightclubs, stylish dining, a hair and beauty parlour, photo studios and a private terrace overlooking the Thames to view London’s world famous NYE fireworks.

New Year’s Eve Operetta Matinee at St-Martins-in-the-Fields (From £9)

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon concert at the historic St-Martin-in-the-Fields church. The landmark will play host to a wonderful array of arias and scenes from favourite operas and operettas presented by rising stars from London’s Royal Academy of Music.

NYE River Cruise with Golden Tours (from £119)

Welcome the arrival of the New Year on a Golden Tours Thames cruise– the perfect way to see the city.  While on-board enjoy breathtaking views of London’s famous landmarks spectacularly illuminated for the New Year Celebrations, such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. At midnight raise your glass of bubbly and celebrate in style as you watch the magnificent fireworks display over the world famous London Eye!  

New Year’s Eve Skate at Somerset House (£62)

See in the New Year at London’s most spectacular ice rink. Skate at Somerset House is offering you the opportunity to glide on the ice with entertainment from a live DJ. As the clock strikes 12, enjoy champagne and exclusive access to the River Terrace for a fantasic view of the Mayor’s Fireworks on the Thames. You”ll also have access to Tom’s Skate Lounge where you can buy festive mulled wine, hot chocolate, cocktails and warming snacks!

New Year’s Eve 2013 at The O2 featuring The Prodigy  (£75)

If you’re looking to rave the night away to world-renowned superstars then head to The O2. It’s the ultimate New Year’s Eve party featuring  The Prodigy alongside a DJ set from Rudimental, a live performance from the original ninja-DJ Jaguar Skills, London dubstep-rock band Modestep and Slipmatt. If that’s not your cup of tea, you won’t be short of options; alternative parties in the O2 Arena include Kisstory and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs headlining at Building 6.

The Artist in concert at the Royal Albert Hall (£25-£65)

See multi-award winning film The Artist dramatically brought to life on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra playing the soundtrack alongside the high-definition screening at the Royal Albert Hall.

NYE at the Bavarian Beerhouses in Old Street and Tower Hill (£29.50)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in typical Oktoberfest-style. The Bavarian Beerhouses in Old Street and Tower Hill ensure their guests have lots of fun- Bavarian-style. Expect considerable amounts of eating, drinking and partying. Enjoy a Bavarian buffet followed by a disco- which means a DJ playing international and German songs.

Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party at Mansion Bar (£75)

Gatsby’s 1920’s mansion is recreated for this NYE party. Mansion Bar is pulling out all the stops so dress up in your best flapper dress or braces and prepare to enjoy live Jazz and Blues with Charleston dancers.  There’ll be plenty of Champagne and canapés as well as live coverage of the fireworks along the Thames.

Fuerzabruta at The Roundhouse (£39.50)

Looking for something a little different this New Year’s Eve? Catch the legendary Fuerzabruta at The Roundhouse.  This weird and wonderful theatrical experience features mind-blowing visual effects and is sure to leave you speechless.

See more events and information on New Year’s Eve in London.

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Things To Do: New Year’s Eve 2011 in London Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Have you planned your New Year’s Eve yet? What sort of night are you hoping to have? Read on for plenty of inspiration for the big night in London.

For a Night with a Bang!

Thousands of people will head to Central London for the fireworks display but if you don’t want to stand outside, there are plenty of places to watch from indoors. Many restaurants and bars offer great views and special menus, including:

  • Giraffe, South Bank: Dinner, live DJ and a glass of fizz. £85
  • Feng Sushi, South Bank: Sushi, a Champagne cocktail and access to the Royal Festival Hall Terrace. £95
  • Min Jiang, Royal Garden Hotel: A five-course Chinese banquet with a glass of Champagne, dancing til 2am and a view of the fireworks from the tenth floor. £160
  • Royal Festival Hall: Gabby Young and Other Animals headline this huge party with live music, silent disco, cabaret and access to the Royal Festival Hall terrace for the fireworks. £80

Glide Into 2012

Book a New Year’s Eve skate session at Somerset House Ice Rink. Keep warm and energised with hot chocolate and cupcakes from Tom’s Skate Lounge and enjoy a free glass of Champagne at midnight (tickets £50 for skaters, £35 spectators).

Enter the Jungle

A chance for big kids to take over the Rainforest Café at the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve party. Get stuck in to a three-course dinner in the colourful jungle setting. There’s live entertainment until midnight and dancing till 2pm (£65 including a glass of bubbly on arrival).

Spice Things Up

Head to Dishoom for a “Bombay Vintage Glam Party” with a five-course feast, henna artist, impressionist and DJ set from Cornershop. (£85 including a chocolate cherry Champagne cocktail).

Check out our New Year page for more ideas and let us know if you have any more in the comments below.

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Win! Day 5: New Year’s Eve Accommodation in London Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:00:48 +0000 There’s no better place than London to see in the New Year.

We’re offering you the chance to win three night’s accommodation, including New Year’s Eve,  at LSE Passfield Hall in London.

With your accommodation sorted, you’ll be free to plan a fantastic night of celebration in the capital, whether you want to see the spectacular fireworks display, take an evening cruise along the Thames, or hit one of London’s fabulous clubs.

LSE Passfield Hall is a student residence, open to guests outside of term-time. With a central location close to Euston station, you can easily walk to many London attractions. Breakfast is included and there are snack-making facilities in communal areas.

Don’t miss the party. Enter now to win New Year’s Eve accommodation in London

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Win! Day 9: Four Tickets To Together NYE at the O2 Academy Brixton Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:00:12 +0000 Have you made any New Year’s Eve plans yet?

How about you, your three best friends, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Katy B and some massive dance acts partying in London?

If that sounds good, enter our competition to win four tickets to Together’s New Year’s Eve bash at the Brixton Academy.

Not only is it New Year’s Eve, but Together is celebrating its 10th anniversary – which means a huge party for you!

Enter to win Together NYE tickets now

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