There are few places in the world better to see in the new year than London, so if you are in the capital this December 31st, here are some exciting things to do for a New Year’s Eve to remember.
- Fireworks in London
There will be firework displays all over the capital, but none more impressive than those near the London Eye. So, if you can grab a ticket for the event, it is worth doing so.
Celebrate the start of 2023 by standing by the Thames and watching as the clock strikes midnight on Big Ben. As the final second chimes, the sky will alight with an impressive explosion of colour that will be screened all over the world.
As you join thousands of other people for this magical moment, you will certainly enjoy an experience like no other.
- Thames cruises
The great thing about London is that after you have hopped out of your private chauffeur service in the centre of the city, you are not constrained by seeing the sights on foot or by car.
Thanks to the fantastic location of the Thames, you can enjoy a river cruise through the capital, passing the London Eye, Big Ben, and the Tower of London as you go.
There are lots of cruise options if you want to see in the new year on the water, including the Jupiter Clipper experience. To book tickets for the event, which includes live musical entertainment and Champagne to toast midnight, take a look here.
- Somerset House
Somerset House is one of the most popular places in the capital during Christmastime, thanks to its beautiful ice rink, huge real tree, and dazzling display of fairy lights.
However, it is also a top choice for New Year’s Eve. Visitors can expect to listen to some of the UK’s top DJs, including Ash Rah, Shimmy and Jonbers Blonde. There are food and drink packages to choose from, whether you fancy traditional Swiss delights or some of the best Indian dishes in the capital.
After an evening of skating on the ice, you can head to Somerset House’s River Terrace, where you can watch the firework display over the Thames.
- Sky Garden
For another great view of the city celebrating New Year’s Eve, why not visit Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street? Dining at the restaurant on the 43rd floor allows you to see incredible pyrotechnic displays all over the capital.
“Through intricate lattices of floor-to-ceiling windows, there’s no escaping the dazzling fireworks and light displays that kick into action come midnight,” Conde Nast Traveller says.
There will also be some well-known DJs playing great music all night long after guests have enjoyed the restaurant’s delicious tasting menu.
- NYE Masquerade Ball at the Dorchester London
For a truly exclusive event, The Dorchester Hotel is hosting its New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball.
The special occasion includes a gala dinner, live music, and entertainment, kicking off at 1830 on December 31st.
Due to the prestigious venue, tickets start at £495 and go up to £6,900, with the latter including a Champagne reception, canapes, three-course silver service dinner with wines, a dedicated drinks waiter, an open all-inclusive bar and party for a table of 12.