New Year's Eve in London
Whether you're a local or visiting London over the festive season, you will be starting the New Year with a bang.
The spine-tingling firework spectacular over London is not one to miss, whether you can view it in person or on the screen. The firework display over London's Southbank is so popular, it is now streamed live on the BBC website. You can also watch last years firework display.
London comes alive on New Years Eve and there's something for everyone to ring in 2019; from parties, dinner or a quiet night in. For one of the most unique New Year's Eve, why not spend it in the Natural History Museum? Channel your inner-party animal and send off 2018 by dancing beneath the largest creature ever to have lived at Natural History Museum. This years New Year's Eve: Party Animal event is not to be missed!
How about you enjoy a meal before the fireworks in one of London's top restaurants, such as our very own Min Jiang? The authentic, fine-dining Chinese restaurant has stunning views over London’s skyline. Join us and delight in a lavish Chinese banquet before enjoying the fireworks spectacle along the River Thames. Or for an exciting evening, Park Terrace Restaurant's New Year's Eve Gala, has a festive inspired three course menu, flowing Champagne and live music.
For something a little more lively, let your inner kid out and kick off the new year with plenty of ball pit action. Be surrounded by bright decor, crazy coloured balls and theatrical cocktails to enjoy as you snack on vintage sweets. To top it off, DJs will be playing current hits, old school, R&B, hip-hop and house until the early hours of the morning at Ballie Ballerson Ball Pit.
Just down the road from us, you can attend this years Twisted Circus event at the 02 in Shepherds Bush. Overflowing with fun, style, and charisma, the Twisted Circus NYE Extravaganza is a must-see attraction for London partygoers. From twisted aerialists and synchronised swinging, to daredevils and knife swallowing, there will be shocks and amazement throughout the evening.
London Public Transport are running a special all-night service on most underground lines: where trains will run every 2-8 minutes in central London and every 5-15 minutes in outer areas and on branches until 04:30 on New Year's Day.
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