Pancake races, fluffy short-stacks, cocktails and as much whipped cream…
New Year’s Eve is the biggest night in London’s calendar. A night of celebration, a time to spend with your friends and family and a brilliant chance to meet new people. Toast to the successes of years past and raise a glass to the dawning of a New Year and the future.
If you’re spending the New Year in London, then you definitely don’t want to leave your arrangements until the last minute. With so much choice in such a big city, it’s best to arrange things early to make sure you and your loved ones can ring in the New Year in the same place. Read on for some great ideas on how to start the year with a bang!
A Night on the Thames
The River Thames: the iconic, glittering body of water that runs through the city of London and the best place to see the London sights. The Thames is also the centre focus of the city’s celebrations – as the clock strikes midnight a spectacular fireworks display begins on the river. So where better to celebrate? Book our amazing boat cruise on the Thames – a brilliant night out filled with live music, dinner, dancing and, most importantly of all, the best view of the fireworks. If you don’t like sailing but still want to be close to the water, choose to spend New Year’s Eve on the RS Hispaniola – a moored restaurant opposite The London Eye!
The Most Exquisite Train Ride
If you want to truly go all out for 2017, take an extra special New year’s Eve journey on the Belmond British Pullman. Served by liveried stewards and surrounded by lovingly restored and elegantly vintage decor, experience the best of the old world as you dine on a five-course gala dinner and toast the New Year with champagne. The ultimate in elegance.
Party in The Sky
If you’re looking for something a little more wild, New Year’s Eve at the Sky Bar will not disappoint. Spread across seven venues, skip between a Private cinema playing The Jungle Book and Frozen during the day, a private terrace to watch the fireworks on and the best DJs spinning tracks well into the night. If all that wasn’t enough, there is champagne on arrival and from 7-10pm enjoy a tantalising assortment of street food from around the world. When midnight arrives, the Sky Bar offers incredible panoramic views of London, allowing you to see fireworks all over the city – a truly memorable way to welcome a new year.
Party Like It’s The 90s!
So, everyone know the 90s are back, so why not take this opportunity to re-live your favourite 90s looks, with no holds barred! Planet Hollywood are holding their annual hit party – tickets include a delicious 4 course meal and you’ll be right in the middle of the city – perfect for soaking up the celebratory atmosphere.
How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
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