When the clock strikes 12…

4th December 2017

Ideas to make the last few hours of 2017, and first few of 2018, the very best!

New Year’s Eve is one of the most difficult nights out to plan, but we’ve got a few ideas to make the last few hours of 2017, and first few of 2018, the very best…


Cruise along the Thames

Welcome in the new year cruising along the River Thames. Many of the Thames cruise companies are putting on packages that will give you the chance to take in the London’s historical landmarks, listen to live music and enjoy a drink without having to worry about the crowds.  

City Cruises Special Events - find out more.

Meteor Clipper Thames Cruise + Dinner - find out more.

See cruise information for departure times and piers.


Have a gastronomical experience

Enjoy unparalleled views from Aqua restaurant at The Shard, or take memorable snaps of the fireworks at Galvin at the Windows. Whichever you pick you’re sure to have a unique experience.

Visit their website to make your booking but hurry up, availability is limited! - Book here.

Nearest station: London Bridge


Party like it’s 1929

Enjoy a vintage themed New Year at Royal Festival Hall. For just £99 each, you can experience five pop-up vintage nightclubs with music from swing, Rock’n'Roll and Soul to Disco, House and Cabaret. Southbank also offers a great view of Thames, so you won’t miss London's world-famous NYE fireworks!

Book here.

Nearest station: London Waterloo


Just in it for the bang?

If you’re only in this for the fireworks get some tickets to the London Firework show? They’re going fast, but if you decide to go, you won’t regret it. And, despite his recent silence, Big Ben has been confirmed to ring in the New Year for us! Buy here.


Don’t forget, it’s not just London that know how to put on a show… From top to bottom the UK has some awesome firework displays. Why not try Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party, Manchester’s New Year's Eve Hogmanay Gala BallCardiff’s Winter Wonderland Party or St Ives instead?