November 17 2023
Ring in the New Year in style, where the countdown ends with fireworks lighting up the London skyline and the party carries on till dawn. Whether you’re stealing a kiss, willing away the woes of last year or toasting the new with a glass of bubbly, a London New Year’s Eve party is all about celebrating new beginnings. Discover New Year’s Eve events in London where you can celebrate the end of the year with our NYE London guide.
See London’s landmarks lit up by fireworks as Big Ben chimes. London’s big New Year’s Eve fireworks party happens annually, attracting a hundred-thousand revellers sharing the London NYE countdown to midnight. The party normally starts around 8pm with BBC Radio 1 DJs spinning party tunes and camera crews interviewing partygoers for the live show broadcast on BBC One.
Buy a ticket online, choose which side of the river you want to be, and pick one of the six ticketed viewing spots to mark the first moments of the New Year. Make sure you plan your route and allow enough time to get there and back. You’re unlikely to find any public view without a ticket.
For house tunes, this giant industrial space turns into a star-studded party wonderland on New Year’s Eve. Don your club gear and find your spotlight for a party with London’s best-known DJs bringing the house down. Performers, drag artists, club kids and plenty of visual special effects ensure you have the best time at the coolest London New Year’s Eve party venue.
Or join the New Year’s Eve Southbank Centre Spectacular for an elegant party as you enjoy a stellar view of the London fireworks over the Thames from the Riverside Terrace. This is a night for dressing up in your finest party wear. Choose from a range of ticket options, which can include a dinner party and champagne to clink at the stroke of midnight.
Sail past London’s iconic landmarks, enjoying London at New Year with stellar views and none of the crowds on London’s River Thames. Take a river cruise with the family, have a dinner gala or enjoy a disco on the water for New Year’s Eve. Some take you to see the fireworks and drop you off for a meal on land. Others offer a full on-board dining experience or turn into a New Year’s Eve party boat for a London disco party. Just choose the cruise to suit your ideal London NYE countdown.
Enjoy spectacular city views for your New Year’s Eve party inside London’s tallest building, The Shard. With floor-to-ceiling views, The Oblix East serves celebratory cocktails, live music and a DJ to see in the New Year. There’s a host of tickets, from standing tickets to a window table and a meal.
Still hunting for your London NYE party? Spend New Year’s Eve ice-skating at Somerset House followed by champagne and ice-cream. Or party at the Natural History Museum for a party night to go down in the (natural) history books.