London’s New Year’s celebrations are unprecedented as the city comes alive with world-class firework shows, parties and celebrations. Make sure you welcome in 2018 in style by booking events ahead from our list of ideas – a celebratory dinner, a day out with the family, a night out partying or a river cruise!
The Monsoon Clipper River Cruise
London Bridge Pier
London Bridge Walk
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
Tired of the race to find the perfect (cramped and cold) spot along the riverbanks to welcome in the new year? Why not try the New Year’s Eve Thames cruise on the Monsoon Clipper! Enjoy a dress-to-impress evening of live music, on-board bar, champagne at midnight and spectacular VIP views of the world-class London fireworks show like no other. All aboard at 9pm for a smooth-sailing entrance into the New Year, passing through the heart of the city. Book your tickets here!
28 New Kent Road
Opening hours: 8:00pm – 6:00am
Nearest Tube: Elephant and Castle
Start 2018 with the biggest party in London! The Coronet Theatre has been a diverse multipurpose events space since 1872, and is renowned for hosting a hugely diverse range of music and club nights which attract thousands of people from across the country. The unique converted vintage theatre at the heart of Elephant and Castle will be hosting its last ever event “BREAKIN SCIENCE” on New Year’s Eve, and is sure to welcome in 2018 with a bang! 5 arenas of Drum & Bass, Jungle, House and Garage music with state of the art sound, lighting, pyrotechnics and lasers promise an unforgettable night out. Don’t miss your opportunity to say farewell to The Coronet and 2017 – book tickets here!
Hampton Court Palace
Nearest Train Station: Hampton Court
For a more family friendly New Year’s eve, spend the day at Henry VIII’s home – the Royal Palace of Hampton Court. Go ice skating in the courtyard, explore the royal gardens, try not to get lost in the maze, and discover the Georgian royal chocolate kitchens. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, so book your tickets here!
2 Spring Gardens
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross
The Rooftop at Trafalgar St James promises one of the most exclusive send-offs to 2017, with a night of celebration, a 7-course dinner on the rooftop and the live DJ sets! Extend the celebration by booking a night in the hotel and brunch the next morning (essential to nurse that hangover). If the iconic London views don’t persuade you enough, the promise of free-flowing champagne, cocktails and beer will… Book your tickets for an iconic start to 2018 here!
Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm, Camden Town
For those who are eager to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the fireworks amongst a buzzing atmosphere with FREE entrance, Primrose Hill is one of London’s best New Year’s locations. Almost 80m high, the top of the summit has become a popular destination to watch the whole city celebrate. Bring a picnic blanket, champagne and sturdy shoes for a night in the park, and continue the party in the local surrounding Camden Pubs! Make sure you get there early to ensure your prime spot as Primrose Hill has become one of the most-talked-about locations to watch the New Year roll in.
Where will you be saying farewell to 2017? Let us know in the comments below!